Miles and Miles

Purchase includes copies of the octavo for one choir and one fiddle part.

Miles and Miles is a modern Christmas Carol with an optional nordic fiddle part.

I began writing Miles and Miles almost exactly 10 years ago for the VocalEssence Welcome Christmas competition. My wife and I had just traveled from Texas to Minnesota for me to start a new job at St. Olaf College. I was literally in the middle of composing when I got the phone call from my wife that she was going into labor with our first child. I missed my first day of class to see my son born. Needless to say, I missed the deadline for submission, and never got back to this little carol.


Ten years later I was going through my old files and stumbled on this little half-finished piece. I was struck that it is of course the Christmas story told from the point of view of a young couple about to have their first baby. Miles and miles to go indeed. In the final perfect coincidence, I got the call that I had won the Welcome Christmas competition on my son's 10th birthday.

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