MLB #88 THE FIRST NOEL (AARON DYKE)

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    PROGRAM NOTE
    The traditional carol is given a fresh treatment and presented in a standard march style. The text announces the birth of Christ, and the excitement of the good news is reflected in the energy and liveliness of this arrangement.

    ABOUT THE COMPOSER
    Aaron Dyke is an active Salvationist from Mount Pearl Citadel in Newfoundland. He is the pianist for the youth choir at the corps and is also a member of the Divisional Youth Band, NewFound Brass. Aaron expressed an interest in composition from a young age and continuously works to improve his skills. In January 2020, he was a delegate at the North American Composer’s Forum in Chicago where he was mentored by many accomplished Salvation Army composers, including William Himes, Kevin Larsson and Nick Simmons-Smith. Aaron is presently studying Business at Memorial University of Newfoundland. This is his first published piece.