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A Child Is Born in Bethlehem

Kevin Keil

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Separate Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass, Percussion

Text Source: "Puer natus in Bethlehem," Latin hymn, 14th c., tr. Anonymous, alt.

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


This gently rocking 6/8 setting of the Puer natus in Bethlehem translation adopts a quasi-Celtic style that employs a device reminiscent of a Scotch “snap,” as well as a verse in which the men’s voices provide a drone to support the lyrical lines of the women’s parts. A lovely piece to use when you have a string ensemble and wind players at your disposal.

Flute, oboe, string quintet and percussion parts are optional. Percussion part is for finger cymbals and wind chimes

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Percussion, Strings, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo