Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee is a Chicagoland collective of musicians led by composer Matthew Prins. The group incorporates classical, folk, new-age, orchestral, jazz, and minimalist influences into their progressive interpretations of familiar works.
Featuring 19 new holiday arrangements and compositions by composer Matthew Prins, Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee's Noël fuses a myriad of influences into a Christmas album quite unlike any heard before. Performed primarily by Prins and multi-instrumentalist A.J. Nelson, Noël features a harmonious blend of handbells, handchimes, carillon, strings, woodwinds, and brass, as well as the talents of vocalist Amy Yassinger.
Matthew Prins is an active composer and arranger of religious and secular sheet music, with over 10,000 copies sold and over 30 works published or accepted for publication. Prins has placed works with some of the country's largest music publishers, and his 12-movement, 25-minute major work "The London Underground" (for string orchestra, piano, handbells, and handchimes) will be published in 2010.