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How Far Is It to Bethlehem? - solo version

By Philip Orem

Piano Accompaniment, Voice - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Philip Orem. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Christian, Sacred, Christmas. 8 pages. Published by Philip Orem (S0.27159).

Item Number: S0.27159

A beautiful, lullaby setting of Francis Chesterton's poem. Perfect for Lessons and Carols or Advent services. Range C-D. Premiered  by Adrienne Grove and enthusiastically received.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Wes Mason
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 17, 2015 Heart warming

    I was fortunate enough to be put in touch with this magnificent composer and his works this past year through a mutual friend. When the Caramoor Festival asked me to program and perform a holiday concert, I wanted to bring in some fresh repertoire and Orem delivered big time. I...

    put together a set of his songs that included How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, Holy Innocents and Gabriel's Message to close. How Far Is It to Bethlehem? is yet another example of Orem's gift for setting of text, bringing interesting variation to rhythm and a lush melody that immediately pleases the ear. This piece has a waltz like quality that cradles the audience. Performers and audiences will adore this piece, we sure did.

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