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Donald Bailey - Before The Paling of the Stars


SATB divisi

Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Composer:      Donald Bailey
Music series:      Gentry Choral Series
Music Category:       Choral
Format:      Sheet Music
Dimensions:      10.50 X 6.75, 8 pages
Item Code:      08739068

This famous Christina Rossetti poem has been set to music by many. Donald Bailey, choral chair at Baylor University and director of the Chamber Singers, has created a contemporary madrigal setting that is superb. In the tradition of his predecessor, Robert Young, Dr. Bailey uses the colors of the vocal ensemble to give new hues to this time-honored text.

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Robert H. Young : Christmas Choral Anthems : SATB : Sheet Music

Robert H. Young : Christmas Choral Anthems

In 'There Is No Rose of Such Virture' Robert H. Young sets Christina Rossetti's Christmas themed text to music with a beautiful melody and soft yet poignant harmonies. 'Songs of Nativity' include 'The Virgin's Cradle Hymn,' and 'When Christ Was Born of Mary Free,' two timeless Christmas gems. Another Christmas themed poem by Christina Rossetti is 'Before the Paling of the Stars.' This piece starts out with a tenor solo and later has 4-part harmony in the women's voices and 3-part harmony in the men's. The classic tune 'A Babe is Born in Bethlehem' is brought to us with elegant 4-part harmony with occasional divisi in some parts. The 6-part arrangement of 'Sweet Was The Song' would be a great addition to your Christmas program with its beautifully catchy melody. The triumphant harmonies of 'What Sweeter Music Can We Bring' will also wow your audience, perfect for a Christmas Eve celebration.

Songlist: There Is No Rose of Such Virtue, Songs Of The Nativity, Before The Paling of the Stars, A Babe is Born in Bethlehem, Sweet Was The Song, What Sweeter Music Can We Bring?

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Voicing: SATB | 9310b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella
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