CDs and Scores are available for viewing on line at the Australian Music Centre, including the above work.

Follow the link below for a complete listing of works available by Rosalind Carlson.


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Full scores, treble voice parts, and the orchestral individual instrumental scores available from Flexi-Fingers Publications.  See link below


Hear the Angels Sing (miniature cantata)



"Hear the Angels Sing" - miniature cantata (1999) - duration approx. 7 minutes


For treble choir (unison and/or parts S.A. or S.S.A) piano/organ, flute, trumpet, cello and percussion (tuned)


N.B.  As this work was initially composed for choir and piano, it can be performed without the additional instruments, or with piano and percussion only.

Tuned percussion are xylophone, marimba, chime bars, and handbells.  Select from this group any or all instruments.


World Premiere Performance:  28th November 1999, at Mt St Benedict Convent Chapel, Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia, by the Carlson Chorale.


It has been performed most successfully by a number of Sydney Private Schools for both Christmas Concerts and for their Speech Day and Prize Giving Awards Evenings


Chorally this work is most successful vocally for schools.  It has an interesting "round" in the centre of this cantata, which students enjoy singing.


"Hear the Angels Sing" was nominated "Song of the Year" in the Classical APRA/AMC Vocal awards in 2003.

This version was for soprano, flute and piano.


Suitability:  Highly recommended for Primary School level; Junior Secondary School or Middle School; Church / Cathedral School Choirs.




1. Ravenswood School for Girls (Gordon) Christmas programme.


2. Tara Girls (North Parramatta) Speech Day.


3. PLC Croydon for girls - Award Evening with treble voice choirs and instrumental ensembles.


4. On 30th November 2004, 2MBS-FM Sydney's Fine Music Station 102.5 recorded "Hear the Angels Sing" for radio

broadcast. It was performed byu the PLC Croydon Junior Choir and orchestra conducted by Fiona Clouston.