Of the Birth of Christ

by Glenn Wonacott (Composer)

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Brand: Augsburg Choral Library
Season/Occasion: Christmas
Voicing: Piano; SATB/4-part mixed
Pages: 12
Dimensions: 7 x 10.25
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Item No: 9781451498943
Release Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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In “Of the Birth of Christ,” Wonacott presents a poem by Miles Coverdale (c. 1488–1568/69) in a modal yet accessible meditation reflecting the feeling of a Renaissance motet. This piece is interspersed with a refrain of “Kirieleyson” (from Kyrie eleison – “Lord have mercy”). “Of the Birth of Christ” is a beautifully expressive selection for Christmas.