The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Choral, Chorus (SSATB A Cappella)
Arranged by Stephen Hatfield. Holiday Lights. 16 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051469123. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48004660).
Item Number: HL.48004660
This arrangement explores the Caribbean sty;e known as “Afro-Cuban”: independent melodic lines with strong rhythmic pulses are superimposed to build up textures that are both rich and translucent. Every section of the choir is spot-lit; every section gets its turn to lead. The piece would especially suit a choir in search of something seasonal but upbeat which is not a “novelty number.” (3:05).