Puer natus in Bethlehem

by Pietro Adolpho Bossi

Edited By: Richard Proulx

Tr. © 1964, Ed. © 2006 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Organ

Instrumental parts included: Flute

Separate Instruments: Oboe, Cello

Tune Name: Puer natus in bethlehem

Text Source: Roman Antiphonale, 14th c., tr. Ruth Fox Hume 1922–1980

Music Source: Chant mode I; The Hymnal, 1982; Pietro Adolpho Bossi, 1834–1896

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M

Description:

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.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

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

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English, Latin

Format: Octavo

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