Transeamus usque Bethlehem
Let Us Go to Bethlehem
Ed. © 2004 GIA.
Item #: G-6147
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F I, Horn in F II, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass
A delightful early eighteenth-century “mini-drama” by a German composer, still popular in Germany today. The low male voices are the shepherds, who are later joined by tenors and trebles as the angels singing “Gloria in excelsis.” Can be done with organ accompaniment alone, or dressed up with string quintet and winds for a glorious and joyful Christmas work.
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in b-flat and two horns in f parts are optional.
Clarinet in b-flat can be substituted for oboe.
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day
Brass, Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds
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