‘A Child is Born in Bethlehem’ is an adaption of the original Gregorian chant and text and is arranged for SSA choir with piano accompaniment. The carol was revised in 2021 and begins with the melody sung in unison, with division of parts in verses two and three. The early-music atmosphere is captured through techniques such as drone and canon as well the Dorian mode melody. The opening melody is simple, and this offers an opportunity to combine developing choirs with more advanced singers (or choirs) to help with the more challenging part writing in verses two and three.
A Child is Born in Bethlehem
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