Run, Run to Bethlehem by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Christmas; Sacred; Winter. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.21156).
Another brilliant Christmas spiritual from Jay Althouse. "Run, run to Bethlehem. See the tiny baby lying in the hay." The melody practically sings itself, the steady, even rhythms drive the piece forward, and dynamic changes add excitement. A contrasting middle section adds a different dimension before a return to the opening melody and a closing section in which each voice is added on to the men's melody. "Baby born today!".
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.