Puer natus in Bethlehem
Tr. © 1964, Ed. © 2006 GIA.
Item #: G-6465
Instrumental parts included:
Puer natus in bethlehem
Roman Antiphonale, 14th c., tr. Ruth Fox Hume 1922–1980
Chant mode I; The Hymnal, 1982; Pietro Adolpho Bossi, 1834–1896
This 19th-century Italian carol with Latin text has all the traditional characteristics of the 6/8 pastorale. Melodic thirds and sixths between SA and then TB lead to a more developed SATB section; the finale ends as the piece began. The edition also includes two versions of the original chant, including a rhythmic setting with English text.
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day
Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds
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