St. Francis Tells the Christmas Story (An Enchanting Musical for Younger Choirs). Composed by Patti Drennan. Arranged by J Paul Williams. For unison/2-part choir. Cantatas. Christmas, Sacred. Choral octavo. Published by Triune Music Inc (LO.45-1070K).
The first nativity scene was enacted by St. Francis of Assisi to remind the people of the Savior's humble birth in a time when Christmas celebrations centered on the materialistic. This simple, charming cantata for younger children celebrates the same with a jovial St. Francis as the narrator, with the choir serving as the animals in the manger. Easy vocal writing that is actually good for your children's voices is supported by a well-structured piano accompaniment. Simply delightful!