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The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

By Stephen Hatfield

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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

6.75x10.5 inches.

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).