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The Brown Birds - SATB
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SATB, Unaccompanied / A short and touching carol with poignant words by the much loved English poet Eleanor Farjeon, (1881-1965), that underscore the disparity between "the haves" and "the have nots" / 1:15 / 392-03094 @ $1.60

Carol of the Field Mice - SA - A BEST SELLER
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SA, Piano / One of our most popular publications. An absolutely charming setting of a delightful poem from the children's classic The Wind in the Willows / 1:30 / 392-03064 @ $1.60
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Carol of the Field Mice - SATB A BEST SELLER
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SATB, Unaccompanied / A new SATB version of one of our most popular publications for treble voices. An absolutely charming setting of a delightful poem from the children's classic The Wind in the Willows / 1:30 / 392-03087 @ $1.75
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A Christmas Lullaby - SA or 2-part - A BEST SELLER
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SA, piano - A beautiful new setting of another classy Christmas poem by the popular British poet Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965). /
"To words by the British poet Eleanor Farjeon, Holmes has woven together a lovely melody, harmonization, and accompaniment. This would be especially effective with a children's choir, but adults could do it just as well - even two treble singers. A really beautiful Christmas composition." -The American Organist, July 2009 / 2:00 / 392-03086 @ $1.75

Chesterton’s Carol - SATB
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SATB, Brass Quintet & Timpani, or Keyboard / A reflection on the Virgin and Child with a powerfully stirring melody in F minor. Poetry by Gilbert Chesterton. / 2:15 / 392-03070 @ $1.40

I Saw a Fair Maiden - SATB
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SATB, Unaccompanied / This is a truly elegant setting of the familiar fifteenth-century English text. Winner of the 1995 Amadeus Carol Competition. Excellent concert or service music. / 3:45 / 392-03053 @ $1.40

I Shall Keep Singing! - SSA - A BEST SELLER
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SSA(A), harp or piano - Here's more quality music for treble voices in a new setting of an Emily Dickinson poem. / 2:45 / 392-03085 @ $1.75

Kings Came Riding - SATB - NEW 2010
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SATB & Oboe (or Clarinet or Alto Saxophone) / A handsome carol with words by the distinguished and much-admired English poet and author Charles Williams (1886-1945). The haunting sound of the solo wind instrument with the otherwise unaccompanied voices is very arresting. / 4:75 / 392-03095 @ $2.10

Let Evening Come - SATB
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SATB, Piano (also published for SSAA & piano) / Enchanting setting of poignant poem, a reflection on life, by the late Jane Kenyon. Excellent high school choir repertoire. "Here is a first-class choral work set to a text by the noted poet, Jane Kenyon. The theme is resignation, all the more poignant since Kenyon died of leukemia soon after writing the poem. The music expresses many moods; the writing is beautiful and not difficult. The accompaniment adds many beautiful touches." -The American Organist / 4:30 / 392-03079 @ $2.25

Let Evening Come - SSAA - Program Notes
SSAA, Piano (also published for SATB & piano) / Enchanting setting of poignant poem, a reflection on life, by the late Jane Kenyon. Excellent high school choir repertoire. "Here is a first-class choral work set to a text by the noted poet, Jane Kenyon. The theme is resignation, all the more poignant since Kenyon died of leukemia soon after writing the poem. The music expresses many moods; the writing is beautiful and not difficult. The accompaniment adds many beautiful touches." -The American Organist / 4:30 / 392-03079 @ $2.25

The Shepherd and the King - SATB - A BEST SELLER
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SATB, Harp / It comes as no surprise that this uplifting carol won the 2000 Welcome Christmas! carol composition contest. Text by Eleanor Farjeon, (1881-1965). / 3:00 / 392-03072 @ $1.70

Tyrley, Tyrlow - SATB
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SATB, Brass Quintet & Timpani, or Keyboard / This is a real toe tapper that captures the medieval dance origins of its text. / 3:30 / 392-03071 @ $1.75

Brian Holmes
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Holmes: Carol of the Field Mice
Holmes: Let Evening Come
Holmes: Tyrley, Tyrlow
Holmes: I Saw a Fair Maiden
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