A boy is born in Bethlehem (Puer natus)

A boy is born in Bethlehem (Puer natus) : Vocal score

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for SA(B) and piano or organ or chamber orchestra This lively carol is fast and fleeting, propelled forward by a constantly shifting metre and a characterful accompaniment. It may be sung in English or to the Latin text taken from Piae Cantiones. It is a captivating carol, and a rewarding sing. Orchestral material is available on hire.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 2mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193356414
  • 9780193356412

About Alan Bullard

Alan Bullard was born in London, and studied with Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music, and at Nottingham University. He enjoyed a successful career in music education, most recently as Head of Composition at Colchester Institute, and is currently an examiner for ABRSM. He now devotes most of his time to composing, editing, and arranging. His music unfailingly appeals to both performers and audiences; he has written for all kinds of choirs, with instrumental works for a variety of ensembles and orchestras. Alan is also a respected writer of music for examination syllabuses and educational albums. His major publications include the inspirational Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems and Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, Alan Bullard Carols, and Alan Bullard Anthems, and the three cantatas Wondrous Cross, O Come Emmanuel, and A Light in the Stable. He and his wife Janet also write the Pianoworks series for the older beginner.show more

Review quote

...a really infectious excitement: alleluias thrumming with joy, luminous with harmonic adventure and breathless with a story to tell... Quite a challenge to learn, it would be very rewarding indeed both for singers and for listeners. * Choir & Organ, November/December 07 *show more