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A Shepherd's Witness

By Henry John Gauntlett

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SATB chorus, C instrument, narrator and piano
Composed by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876), Franz Xaver Gruber, Richard Storrs Willis, and David R. Naylor. Arranged by David R. Naylor. Christmas. Jackman Music Corporation #01098. Published by Jackman Music Corporation (JK.01098).

Item Number: JK.01098


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"
"Glory"
"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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