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A Shepherd's Witness - Cantata

By Henry John Gauntlett

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SATB chorus, C instrument, narrator and piano - Medium / Medium-difficult acc.
Composed by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876), Franz Xaver Gruber, Richard Storrs Willis, and David R. Naylor. Arranged by David R. Naylor. Choral Cantata, Choral SATB, Difficulty Medium, Difficulty Medium Hard, Instrumental Flute, Instrumental Other, Instrumental Violin, Piano Choir, Seasonal Music Christmas, Christmas, Jesus Christ - Birth. Christmas. Jackman Music Corporation #01098. Published by Jackman Music Corporation (JK.01098).

Item Number: JK.01098

Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7, Luke 1:26-38, 1 Ne. 11.

Christmas Cantata combining three familiar carols with original music, written for mixed chorus (SATB), piano, C instrument, and a narrator.
Traditional carols include:
"Once in Royal David's City"
"Meditation on Silent Night" (instrumental only)
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
Original carols include:
"This Silent Night"
"Holy Child"
The arrangement for "Once in Royal David's City" has a dissonant accompaniment the first time through, then as a reprise is arranged more traditionally. The narration is the nativity story told by a shepherd.
Composer: David R. Naylor, Henry J. Gauntlett, Franz Guber, Richard S. Willis
Arranger: David R. Naylor
Lyrics: Cecil F. Alexander, Edmund H. Sears
Difficulty: Medium / Medium-difficult acc.
Performance Time: 23:00
References: Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7, Luke 1:26-38, 1 Ne. 11.

  • Once In Royal David's City 
  • Meditation on Silent Night (instrumental only) 
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 
  • This Silent Night 
  • Glory 
  • Holy Child 

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