Jesus is coming into the world, but did the shepherds, their neighbors, or even Mary have questions about what this would mean for them? Scripture readings and prayers will complete this unique worship service. Please invite your friends and family members to this special worship service at 10 am on Sunday, December 11th. There will be no early morning worship service this Sunday.
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Perhaps that is because he has spent almost his whole life in Massachusetts; born there, he taught at Boston Conservatory, Simmons College in Boston, Harvard, the University of Boston, and the New England Conservatory.
Power Biggs. He was a performer of note on piano, organ, harpsichord, and carillon. As a composer he writes for all of these instruments, and also extensively for vocalists—his output includes short choral pieces, songs, and longer compositions for various choir and instrument combinations up to and including full orchestra. He has a keen dramatic sense, and some of his choral works incorporate instructions for staging.
He has worked on electronic music in recent years; he experimented with avant-garde techniques but never committed completely to such devices as tone row. He has also encouraged the revival of early music, and has arranged many works by Handel, Purcell and Schubert, among others. Christmas Cantata, composed in , is an early Pinkham work; he was then 34 and teaching at Harvard, shortly before he took the post at Kings Chapel.
He subtitled the work Sinfonia Sacra, indicating a relatively large scope. The Cantata was originally scored for chorus and double brass choir ten instruments , with an optional organ part. Tell us! Fancher, November Free translation I. What did you see, shepherds? Proclaim to us what was revealed to you on this earth! O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, how the animals watch over the Son of God laying in a manger!
Blessed mother, whose pure womb carried Christ. Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth and goodwill to all! Let all the earth praise the Lord and serve the Lord joyfully! Come into our sight rejoycing! Know now that the Lord is God. He himself made us, and not only us.
Samuzil Multiples, if any, are not shown in this system. The system used above is standard in the orchestra music field. Thus a double reed quartet of 2 oboes, english horn and bassoon will look like this:. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! The Beethoven example is typical of much Classical and early Cyristmas fare. Thus a double reed quartet of 2 oboes, english horn and bassoon will look like this: Brass is in two unequal choirs. Example 2 — Jones: This system lists Horn before Trumpet.
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Christmas Cantata - SATB