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The Winter Star

A Cassation for Audience and Instruments

By Malcolm Williamson

The Winter Star
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Choral, Chorus (CHORAL SCORE)
A Cassation for Audience and Instruments. Composed by Malcolm Williamson (1931-). BH Large Choral. 8 pages. Josef Weinberger #M570051250. Published by Josef Weinberger (HL.48016475).

Item Number: HL.48016475

Chorus parts for: Adults, The Star, Children, Angels, Shepheds and Animals, Courts of the Kings of the Earth.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    DeLand, Florida
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 10, 2008 An Excellent Alternative to Rudolph and Frosty

    Malcolm Williamson's "cassation" "Winter Star" is an excellent musicale for children in elementary school. The group I performed it with liked it so much they asked to do it a second time a year or so later. Williamson's music can be learned quickly by rote as long as...

    they have the text in writing. It is a good alternative to the biblical Christmas story (e.g. instead of 3 Magi it has "the courts of the kings of the earth," which allows for a larger group of children than just three). The inclusion of an aria for parents or adults allows expansion to include a few adult singers. Like Williamson's other cassations (we also did "Knights in Shining Armor"), it can be learned and costumed and staged by the children within a weekend or a few days. The music compares favorably with the standard Christmas carol repertoire and is such that children remember it for a long time.

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