With its three-part settings for mixed choir, the "Chor zu dritt" series is aimed at the large number of choirs which cannot do full justice to the mainly four-part choral literature with its division in high and deep male voices.
Complementing Vol. 5, O little Town of Bethlehem, the choir expert Wilfried Fischer continues his successful series with Christmas music in Vol. 6, Machet die Tore weit. Baroque cantata settings and motets for the Christmas season by renowned composers like Bach and Telemann were arranged for three-part choir, some with accompaniment. These arrangements enable choirs with a small number of male voices to sing even large-scale works in Christmas concerts.