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The Nativity According to St. Luke (Piano/Vocal Score)

By Randall Thompson

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Opera for mixed voices (1 1 1 1 - 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 - Str
Electronic media is the recorded church bells for change-ringing at end of Scene VII.)

Composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). Church Opera. Score. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #0622. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.0622).

Item Number: EC.0622

Libretto:
Text from the Gospel according to St. Luke

Synopsis:
A Musical Drama in 7 Scenes. An ideal work for those wishing to present a staged (or semi-staged) musical work at Christmas time. It is easy to perform and provides many opportunities for both adults and children to participate as soloists or choir members or in non-singing roles. Suitable for performance in a church or theater. A stage guide is available. The story follows the biblical text, set in the Holy Land during the age of Augustus. It was written for the 200th Anniversary of the Dedication of Christ Church, Cambridge.

Roles:
ZACHARIAS, a priest and Censer of the TempleBaritone
THE ANGEL GABRIELTenor
MARYLyric Soprano
ELISABETH, wife of Zacharias, cousin of MaryContralto
ANNA, a prophetess and aged widowMezzo-Soprano
FIRST PRIESTBaritone
SECOND PRIESTBass
FOUR SHEPHERDSBoy Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass
JOSEPHSilent
SIMEON, a man of Jerusalem awaiting the consolation of IsraelBaritone
ACOLYTESTo change scenes
CHORUS OF THE FAITHFUL (Angels, Shepherds)The Choir

  

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