Morton Gould's Serenade Of Carols for SATB choir with SATB soloists and Orchestra. Reduction for Piano 4 hands.
I. We Three Kings, The Babe Of Bethlehem, Rocking,Greensleeves(3:00)
II. Boar's Head Carol, Patapan, Carol of Service (3:00)
III. Come Love We God!, Coventry Carol, The Holly And The Ivy (4:00)
IV. Irish Carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Song, My DancingDay(3:30)
Born in Richmond Hill, New York, on 10 December 1913, Morton Gould was recognised early on as a child prodigy with the ability to improvise and compose. At the age of six he had his firstcompositionpublished. He studied at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School), but his most important teachers were Abby Whiteside (Piano) and Vincent Jones (composition).
Gould enjoyed an illustriouscareer. Inaddition to gaining a Pulitzer Prize for 'Stringmusic', he was Musical America's 1994 Composer-of-the-Year and recieved a Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of lifetime contributions to American culture.
Along-time memberof the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Gould was elected president of ASCAP in 1986, a post he held until 1994. In 1986 he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Artsand Letters. Healso served on the board of the American Symphony Orchestra League and on the National Endowment for the Arts music panel.