I love Christmas music.  LOVE it.  I listen to them at Christmas time, sing them, and thought that I knew most of them.  My assistant director requested an arrangement of this carol for our Junior Band, and I had no idea what he was talking about.  Somehow, this beautiful song went under my radar all of those years until he asked for this arrangement.  I was happy to oblige.  On a side note, this piece was “rushed” as he told me he wanted this for his group about 2 weeks before the performance.  I wrote it in one evening, among much muttering to myself and stress, but it turned out great.  So, to my assistant, Steven Cazort, I say:  Thank you for being such a procrastinator!   *J.W.  Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2011