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The Alfred Burt Carols - Set 3

By Alfred Burt

Choral (SATB choir a cappella)
Composed by Alfred Burt. Arranged by Hawley Ades. Shawnee Press. Choral, Christmas, Collections, A Cappella, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Shawnee Press #A0451. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35000410).

Item Number: HL.35000410

6.75x10.5 inches.

  • Carol of the Mother  Performed by W. Huston; A. Burt
  • Christ in the Stranger's Guise  Performed by Al Burt
  • Come, Dear Children  Performed by W. Huston; A. Burt
  • Nigh Bethlehem  Performed by A. Burt; B. Burt
  • What Are The Signs  Performed by A. Burt; B. Burt

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  • 5

    John Michael Higgins
    Los Angeles
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  • December 14, 2007 Strongest possible recommendation.

    I consider Alfred Burt to be one of the great American composers. A miniaturist of almost Chopin-level brilliance, his command of melody and his unusual (but somehow familiar) harmonies seem less the result of hard work than an act of borrowing from some timeless fact of nature. These carols...

    are the most successful American choral writing of the 20th century and their very existence is difficult to adequately explain. They seem to have been a once-in-a-millenium inspirational allowance, a sort of cosmic protest against the composer's early death.

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  • 5

    Lee Marx
    San Luis Obispo County, California
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  • October 06, 2004 The most inspiring Christmas poems/songs

    Alfred Burt's family tradition of inspirational Christmas poetry cards set to music is some of the most beautiful, delightful, and moving melodies written in modern 20th century. I was introduced to these songs 30 years ago, and they are still by far my favorite holiday songs. 4, 5 and...

    sometimes 6 part harmonies sung a capella are worth the time to learn and perform. No Christmas performance is complete without the Alfred Burt Christmas Carols. Sincerely, Lee Marx

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