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The Child Is Born in Bethlehem

Arranger: Chris de Silva

Translator: Elizabeth Charles

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Solo

Accompaniment: None

Instrumental parts included: Flute, Percussion, Handbells

Tune Name: Puer natus in bethlehem

Text Source:
Puer natus in Bethlehem
, 13th c. Latin Christmas hymn, tr. Elizabeth Charles, 1828–1896, alt.

Music Source: 14th c. tune, arr. Chris de Silva

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


This arrangement of the chant PUER NATUS IN BETHLEHEM includes a newly composed eight-measure interlude between each verse. Percussion parts provide rhythmic syncopation to drive each verse forward. Melodic contour is enhanced by flute and handbell parts.The percussion part is for snare drum or high tom and triangle.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Day

Topical: Epiphany, Praise, Trinity

Scored for: Handbell

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo