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Sleep, Holy Babe - Lullabies for Christmas

Song NameComposer
O EmanuelPierre de Manchicourt
MagnificatTrevor Ling
O Virgo VirginumPierre de Manchicourt
Magnificat (a8)David Bevan
The Virgin Mary Bore a ChildEmma Gibbons
A LullabyGerald Finzi
Sleep My Dreaming OneHilary Campbell
O Magnum MysteriumAnthony Mudge
Quid Petis, O Fili?Richard Pygott
Lullay, My LikingFrancis Pott
Christmas GiftsAlexander Campkin
Sing LullabyJonathan Rathbone
O Babe, Born BareJohnDuggan
In Your Father's CareCatherine Kontz
Coventry CarolDaniel Burges
Why Impious HerodAndrew Earis

"Sleep, Holy Babe" is a unique collection based on the theme of The Nativity. At its heart lie nine Christmas lullabies, as well as two carols and a motet depicting the story of Christ's birth. These are framed by a pair of Advent antiphons and Magnificat settings and an Epiphany carol. "Sleep, Holy Babe" contains: Five new pieces commissioned specially for this anthology by Daniel Burges, Hilary Campbell, Andrew Earis, Catherine Kontz, and Anthony Mudge - Eight recently-composed works by David Bevan, Alexander Campkin, John Duggan, Emma Gibbins, Trevor Ling, Francis Pott, and Jonathan Rathbone - A variety of texts covering a range of themes including the Lullaby, the Baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Nativity scene, the Star in the east, the Shepherds, the Magi, and King Herod - Two 'O' antiphons (in four and six parts) by Pierre de Manchincourt (1510-1564), and two contemporary faux-bourdon Magnificat settings (in four and eight parts) - New settings of well-known texts such as: "The Coventry Carol", "Lullay my Liking", and "Sing Lullaby" - New and recent texts by: Alexia Anastasiadis, Donald Atkinson, John Duggan, and Claire Lawrence - Two pieces for three-part upper voices (SSA), one unaccompanied, one with harp (or piano) accompaniment; and a three-part piece for lower voices (TTB) - 14 unaccompanied pieces, and 3 accompanied pieces.

Item code: 7662B | Songbook | $16.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | 116 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10

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