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Calypso Lullaby

By Jester Hairston

Choral, Duet SAB or 3-part choir; flute; handbell; percussion (SAB or 3-part choir)
Composed by Jester Hairston. Arranged by Joel Raney. Christmas, Devotion, Sacred. Octavo. Duration 12 minutes. Hope Publishing Company #C5719. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5719).

Item Number: HP.C5719

Jester Hairston. Luke 2:8-14.

By combining the lively Jester Hairston classic, "Mary's Little Boy Child" with additional new text and a beautiful lullaby setting, Joel Raney has crafted a spirited Christmas celebration for both SATB and Two-Part choirs. The calypso rhythms provide a joyful expression of the angels' song, "Alleluia, shout for joy," alongside an original cradlesong, "Sleep little one, rest your head." The addition of the optional flute, percussion, bass guitar, and handbells brings this stunning setting to life - a perfect Christmas selection for churches and schools. The Instrumental packet includes a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Bass Guitar, Percussion, and 3-Oct. Handbell.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    South Wales, UK
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 27, 2017 A lovely piece

    This piece has gone down really well with the choir. The rhythm is easy and flows well and the choir have picked it up quickly. I also bought the accompaniment CD which really makes it. I would definitely recommend this for enhancing a Christmas repertoire.

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