'This is a piece which, if I were king, would be done in musical schools every year!' Music & Vision Web Review
Christus Natus Est
Forces or Category: SATB, soprano solo, children's choir, piano/organ/chamber orchestra/brass
Orchestration: Brass version: 2 trumpets in Bb, horn in F, trombone, tuba, organ, and percussion (1 player: glock, susp cym, triangle, tenor drum) Orchestral version: 2 flutes (1 doubling picc.) 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, harp, percussion (glock, susp cym, triangle, tenor drum), strings
for SATB choir, soprano solo, and children's choir with piano or organ or chamber orchestra or brass
This accessible Christmas cantata presents a sequence of five carols, McDowall gives the familiar melodies a colourful new harmonic treatment, and the arrangements range in atmosphere from tenderness to joyful exaltation. The children's choir part is printed at the end of the score and may be photocopied.
Instrumental parts and vocal scores are available on hire/rental.