Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus): Patorale for Christmas
SMC S965CB/ HL 236118
Though lesser known than some Christmas melodies, this stately original melody by Yon is rather remarkable in its elegant beauty, and sounds timeless and enchantingly ancient. This arrangement begins softly with a simple statement of the melody in the trumpets. The theme expands as it is passed around the various instrumental choirs with increasing use of counterpoint. Culminating in a joyous exaltation, the music winds to a gentle and serene conclusion. The score is well-cued in key sections where the melody is prominent.