As Joseph was a-walking

As Joseph was a-walking : Vocal score

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Description

for SATB and piano As Joseph was a-walking is a lilting and uplifting setting of the well-known traditional text about the prophecy of Christ's birth, as received by Joseph from an angel. The accessible musical language, with interesting harmonic inflections, and attractive piano writing makes this an appealing choice for Christmas concerts and services.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 181 x 196 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193413779
  • 9780193413771

About Alan Smith

Alan Smith was born in London and studied as Organ Scholar at Kings College, London, from 1981 to 1984. At the same time, he specialised in composition, studying with Nicola LeFanu and David Lumsdaine. Having completed his postgraduate training at the London Institute of Education, Alan began his teaching career in Croydon. Alan first came to prominence as a composer in 1990 when he won the RSCM's annual composing competition. His winning piece, Let the Peoples Praise You, O God, has subsequently been widely performed and remains one of his best known works. Since 1998, Alan has been Director of Music at St Andrew's Church in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England.show more

Review quote

Alan Smith's As Joseph was a-walking is beautifully composed using the traditional rhythms of the Cherry Tree Carol. It is a lively and enjoyable carol with a sprightly organ accompaniment. * Gordon Appleton, Sunday by Sunday (CMQ), December 2016 *show more