Pastorella: Offertory for Christmas
Parvulus filius / Behold the Little Child
English Tr. and Ed. © 2008 GIA.
Item #: G-7177
Violin I, Violin II, Cello, Trombone I, Trombone II
Isaiah 9:6, Latin Vulgate, alt.
The text, Isaiah 9:6, is found as the offertory for Christmas in the Roman Missal. The music is pure classical period—think Haydn, to whom this piece, incidentally, has been wrongly attributed. Scored for organ and choir, with three strings and two trombones, it includes both Latin and English texts. SATB.
GIA is pleased to offer this edited and translated version of the Christmas offertory "Parvulus filius" by Franz Schneider. Based on research from the Melk archive of the Benedictine monastery in Lower Austria, Jane Hettrick has prepared a fantastic edition of this little-known historical gem. The text is provided in both Latin and English, and a continuo of two violins, cello, and two trombones (which double the alto and tenor voices) is also available. Editorial slurs and articulations are also provided.
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day
Preparation of the Gifts / Offertory
Brass, Mixed Ensemble, Strings
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