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Price: Available on Request

Published: 31 October 2019

Duration: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

Suitable For: Christmas

ISBN: 9780193529793

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Bob Chilcott

Christmas Oratorio

Conductor's score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: SATB and soloists (mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass), with small ensemble

Orchestration: fl, 2tpt, hn, tbn, tba, timp, hp, org

  • A compelling retelling of the Christmas story
  • Words from the Gospels of St Luke and St Matthew intertwined with a diverse selection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century poetry
  • Four well-known hymns with original melodies for audience or congregation to join in with the choir
  • Tenor soloist assumes the role of Evangelist, with focal points such as the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis taken by mezzo-soprano and bass soloists
  • Two poignant unaccompanied movements for the chorus, who also assume small character roles
  • Sensitive orchestration that enriches the characterization