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The Burning Babe

By Anne Boyd

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SSAA choir (a cappella) - Medium-Difficult
Composed by Anne Boyd. Christmas, Sacred. Choral octavo. With Text language: English. Published by Treble Clef Music Press (TC.TC-188).

Item Number: TC.TC-188

The carol text is by the same sixteenth-century poet--Robert Southwell--as the better-known "This Little Babe." Like its sister text, it explores an unusual metaphor for the infant Jesus--in this case, a refining fire which purifies the believer. The strophic setting, with soprano solo, is dissonant and chromatic, with edgy rhythms: a fine selection to balance against sweeter Christmas settings. SSAA a cappella. Medium-Difficult.

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