Christmas Cantata

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"A work of genius!"

Professor Noel Tredinnick               
All Souls Choir & Orchestra               




Christmas Cantata is a contemporary oratorio for Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany
It's all about voices: choirs, solos, duets, trios, quartets, octets, recitatives
It sounds great with just a continuo of piano, bass, and drums
But there are parts for orchestra too if you want 
Or sing it with just a backing track
Explore its unique sound today

Vocal score (July 2016)
xviii+186 pp.
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 978-1534976887
US $12.99         UK £9.99       EU €10.99


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Commissioned as a gift for the Scottish Parliament, Christmas Cantata stands consciously in the great tradition of western European oratorio. Yet its musical language is a fusion of choral pop, jazz, and lounge music.
    It has been performed in Berlin, Brussels, Canterbury, Chicago, Edinburgh, Florida, London, Los Angeles, Nova Scotia, Sao Paolo, Santo Domingo, Texas, and Zimbabwe.
    Want to perform it near you? Just round up your singers, 
download the backing tracks, and you're there. Or, if you really want to go to town, there are instrumental parts too...

1.  
BEFORE ALL THINGS. Aria for soprano & chorus. 
2.  IT IS WRITTEN. Recitative.
3.  
ANGEL. Aria for soli and chorus. 
4.  ALL THIS TOOK PLACE. Recitative.
5.  MARY. Aria. Mezzo-soprano & chorus.
6.  BEHOLD. Recitative.
7.  BLESSED. Chorus.
8.  AND SO IT WAS. Recitative.
9.  CRADLE SONG. Soprano.
10. AND THERE WERE SHEPHERDS. Recitative.
11. GLORIA. Chorus.
12. WHEN THE ANGEL HAD GONE. Recitative.
13. SHEPHERDS. Barbershop quartet.
14. AND THEY HURRIED OFF. Recitative.
15. WAKE. Chorus with children.

INTERVAL

16. LORD, OUR LORD. Chorus.
17. NOW THERE WAS A MAN. Recitative.
18. SIMEON. Tenor solo & chorus.
19. NOW WHEN JESUS WAS BORN. Recitative.
20. YOU BETHLEHEM. Trio & chorus.
21. THEN HEROD CALLED THE MAGI. Recitative.
22. TWINKLE, TWINKLE, STAR SO BRIGHT. Chorus.
23. AND WHEN THEY CAME TO THE HOUSE. Recitative.
24. THE STAR. Aria.
25. RORATE COELI. Chorus.
26. WHEN HEROD SAW. Recitative.
27. A VOICE IS HEARD IN RAMAH. Aria, soprano & chorus.
28. WHEN ISRAEL WAS A CHILD. Recitative.
29. NEWS. Baritone solo.
30. THE VISION OF ISAIAH BEN AMOZ. Recitative.
31. ARISE, SHINE. Chorus.
32. AMEN. Chorus.    

APPENDIX. SHEPHERDS. Octet.