Christmas Cantata BACKING TRACKS

No musicians? No problem! You can sing Christmas Cantata with a backing track? Here are free mp3 backing tracks for download. You can use them for an entire performance. Or mix and match them with live musicians.

The arias and choruses are in bold and the recitatives are in regular font. You might find it easier to do the recitatives just with piano to allow the singer more freedom. Or, if you're not used to recitatives, just replace them with readings.

1 BEFORE ALL THINGS

2 IT IS WRITTEN (1'08)

3 ANGEL (5'45)

4-5 ALL THIS TOOK PLACE / MARY (4'52)

6-7 BEHOLD / BLESSED BE THE LORD (SEGUE) (5'31)

7 BLESSED BE THE LORD (4'37)

8 AND SO IT WAS (0'40)

9 CRADLE SONG (4'05)

10 AND THERE WERE SHEPHERDS (1'12)

11 GLORIA (4'11)

12 WHEN THE ANGEL HAD GONE (0'34)

13 SHEPHERDS (4'12)

14 AND THEY WENT QUICKLY (0'55)

15 WAKE (3'24)

PAUSE

16 LORD, OUR LORD (4'32)

17 NOW THERE WAS A MAN

18 SIMEON

19 NOW WHEN JESUS WAS BORN (0'48)

20 YOU, BETHLEHEM (3'03)

21 THEN HEROD CALLED THE MAGI (0'55)

22 TWINKLE, TWINKLE. STAR SO BRIGHT (3'56)

23 AND WHEN THEY CAME TO THE HOUSE (0'35)

24 THE STAR (5'40)

25 RORATE COELI (2'15)

26 WHEN HEROD SAW (0'40)

27 A VOICE IS HEARD IN RAMAH (4'55)

28 WHEN ISRAEL WAS A CHILD

29 NEWS (4'22)

30 THE VISION OF ISAIAH BEN AMOZ

31 ARISE, SHINE (9'00)

32 AMEN (2'35)