The Bethlehem Star

The Bethlehem Star : Vocal score

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for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied This affecting carol was composed in memory of Alan Greaves, the organist from Sheffield who was murdered on his way to Midnight Mass in 2012. The text, The Bethlehem Star by Gerard Manley Hopkins, is particularly suited to the Midnight Mass service, and Chilcott's setting is both peaceful and poignant, featuring changing metres and effective imitation in the upper voice parts.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 56 x 255 x 35mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193398672
  • 9780193398672

Review quote

The Bethlehem Star, sets words by Gerald Manley Hopkins and employs divisi soprano and bass. Gentle, sustained and meditative, it was written in memory of Alan Greaves, the Sheffield organist murdered on his way to midnight Mass. * Gordon Appleton, RSCM, October 2014 *show more

About Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.show more