When Christ was born of Mary free

When Christ was born of Mary free : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ This spirited carol gives a fresh take on the traditional Christmas text. The lively 7/8 metre, lilting upbeat rhythms, and contrasting textures are a real pleasure to sing, and perfectly express a sense of Christmas joy. With an extra layer of character from the animated organ interludes, this carol makes a delightful addition to any Christmas service or concert.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193386313
  • 9780193386310
  • 1,671,439

Review quote

In unashamedly jaunty mode, Archer sparkles his way to Christmas glory . . . indeed, the proficient and self-aware manner with which Archer confirms our expectations while simultaneously confounding them is fiercely impressive . . . But the carol's theme keeps coming back for more, and in the end I'd suggest that anyone with a hole in their Christmas programme just schedules it and be done with it. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ September 2012 *show more

About Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer was educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham, the Royal College of Music, and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was organ scholar. He studied the organ with Ralph Downes, Gillian Weir, and Nicolas Kynaston, and composition with Herbert Sumsion and Alan Ridout. He is a prolific composer with well over 200 published works, which receive regular performances on BBC radio and TV. Archer was formerly Organist and Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral and is now Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College.show more