A Midnight Clear in Bethlehem by Pietro A. Yon (1886-1943). Arranged by Greg Gilpin. For Choral (SAB). Shawnee Press. Choral. 16 pages. Shawnee Press #D0689. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35014232).
Greg Gilpin has set the lyrics of both “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” to the music of “Gesu Bambino” by Pietro Yon, making an exquisite choral work. Simple yet elegant, the harmonies float the selected lyrics which are suitable for school or church. The use of “Venite adoriamo” in the chorus has optional English lyrics. A stunning arrangement for every choir.