Some of you know that in 2013, James L. King III wrote a sacred children’s book called Rocko, the Christmas Bat. It is the story of a Halloween decoration that is mistakenly left up for the rest of the holidays, so he observes the family celebrating Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas. And of course, Rocko wants to help, but how in the world could a bat help celebrate Christmas? (The twist ending is satisfying.)
James King wrote a mini-musical that churches could perform, based on the book, and this piece is one of four from it.
This piece is meant to be the finale, with a medley of favorite sacred Christmas Carols. It is to be sung by a unison chorus or by a group of soloists, each singing a separate carol.
For pianists, the accompaniment provides experience with multiple time signature changes and tempo changes.
This piece is available only as a studio license. Directors have the freedom to make as many single-user licensed copies as needed for their choir.
Key: C major
Mood: majestic, inspirational