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Kneeling in Bethlehem A Festival of Readings and Carols for Advent and Christmas (Choral Score)

By Michael Burkhardt

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Congregation, SATB choir, soloist, optional 2-part children's choir with organ and optional chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra with handbells - Early Intermediate
Composed by Michael Burkhardt. Multi-Movement/Large Choral Work. Advent, Christmas, 21st Century. Choral score. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.70-012).

Item Number: MN.70-012

Built around readings from the poetry of Ann Weems, this major work incorporates parts for children as well as adults. It includes many creative and inspirational moments, and is flexible enough that most of the choral pieces may be performed separately.

Performance options suggested for choral forces:
1. Congregation, Mixed Choir, Soloist, Two-Part Children's Choir
2. Congregation, Mixed Choir, Soloist

Performance options suggested for instrumental forces
1. Strings, Flute, Oboe, Horn(s), Handbells, Finger Cymbals, Drum, Piano, Organ
2. Partial Instrumental Ensemble and Organ
3. Organ alone.
Organist plays from accompanist's edition for all performance options.

Contents:
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Creator of the Stars of Night
Morning Star (Morgenstern)
All My Heart Again Rejoices
'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Methinks I See an Heavenly Host
Shepherds' Carol
Angels We Have Heard on High
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Prepare the Royal Highway

Performance length of entire piece is approx one hour.


Leaders Guide: Includes readings and reproducible pages for the congregation.

  • Angels from the Realms of Glory 
  • Creator Of The Stars Of Night 
  • Morgenstern (Morningstar) 
  • All My Heart Again Rejoices 
  • ÔTwas in the Moon of Wintertime  
  • Me Thinks I See an Heavenly Host  
  • ShepherdsÕ Carol  
  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head 
  • Gentle Mary Laid Her Child 
  • Prepare The Royal Highway 

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