Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s “A Garland of Hymns and Carols” owes its origins to the composer’s charming custom of appending miniature scores of her Christmas music—and in some cases, her poetry—to greeting cards intended for family and friends. Illustrated by her husband, artist Wayne Kyder, these cards became a family tradition. Realizing that she had accumulated a substantial body of work, and wishing to emphasize to her family that, yes, this was actual, performable music, she decided to produce a recording of the complete series.
The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital services, recorded by Voce, an inspiring chorus based in Hartford, CT, Mark Singleton, Artistic Director.
The sheet music, complete edition of 20 works is now available from ACA.
Works are for mixed choir, and other combinations of voices and instruments. If performed in its entirety, the collection is a full evening program of 60+ minutes. Each of the 20 movements is from 2 to 4 minutes duration each. Individual movements may be requested/purchased separately.