Christmas oratorio (Cantatas I-III). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Klaus Hofmann. Arranged by Paul Horn. For SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes/2 oboe d'amore, 2 oboe d'caccia, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Weihnachtsoratorium 1-3. Sacred, Oratorios; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Use during church year: Christmas. Level 4. Vocal score. Language: German/English. Composed circa 1734. BWV 248. 88 pages. Duration 90 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3124803).
ISBN M-007-08616-9. With Language: German/English. Sacred, Oratorios; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Use during church year: Christmas.
A widely-accepted form for the Christmas Oratorio is to perform parts I-III exclusively. In their concentration on the actual Christmas story they form a rounded whole. The present edition is conceived especially for this kind of performance." (Singen und Musizieren im Gottesdienst, Juli/August 2000)Score available separately - see item CA.3124800.