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Before the Paling of the Stars

By Wayland Rogers

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Choir - Intermediate
Composed by Wayland Rogers (1941-). 21st Century, Christmas. Octavo. 7 pages. Published by WR Editions (S0.19292).

Item Number: S0.19292

Poet Christina Rossetti's atmospheric description of Christ's nativity is given an equally descriptive musical setting. Winner of 2006 Meistersingers Choral Competition, Los Angeles. "(Benjamin) Britten hovers over 'Before the Paling' with its moments of austere beauty." -David Katz, on recognizing Rogers as a finalist in The American Prize in Choral Music 2014.

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