Scots Nativity

Scots Nativity : SA vocal score

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for SA and piano or brass quintet or small orchestra This is an attractive, not difficult carol to a traditional Scottish text and with a gentle 'folk-y' feel. A flowing melody, complete with flattened 7ths and delicate Scotch snaps, appears in various guises, each verse ending with a lullaby refrain. It is available in both SATB and SA versions. Material is available on hire for an accompaniment for brass quintet and for small orchestra.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 179 x 250 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193432560
  • 9780193432567
  • 1,641,584

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

And do buy it - the melody is haunting, the harmonies (especially in the four-part version) are warm and expressive, and the vocal and piano writing is idiomatic and effective. * Michael Nicholas CMQ September 02 * I love the melody to which the opening lines are set; it flows so simply yet so beautifully in triple time, giving real tranquillity and restfulness to the music. The flattened 7ths and gentle scotch snaps within the melodic lines and the open 5ths in the piano writing all help to give the piece its wonderful Scottish character and charm. The highpoint for me is the very simple refrain, lullaby-like in mood, with which each verse ends; the simplicity of this line set against he quaver movement of the upper piano part is extremely effective. * Music Teacher March 2003 *show more