Song of the Crib
SATB choir, unaccompanied - Level B (easy)
Composed by Bob Chilcott. Mixed Voices. Christmas. Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 6 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193394476).
Item Number: OU.9780193394476
ISBN 9780193394476. 10 x 7 inches.
Setting a specially written text by Charles Bennett, this gentle lullaby reflects on the role of the animals and angels in the nativity, compelling us to follow their lead and create our own Christmas scene wherever we are. Chilcott's choral writing is characteristically warm and lush, with some divisi, and the singable melodies are shared between the parts. Song of the Crib features on the Naxos CD of Bob Chilcott's Christmas music, The Rose in the Middle of Winter.