Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down

Books | SATB

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Peter Warlock
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

A beautiful, slow, dignified and evocative carol for mixed choir. The words are from a poem by Bruce Blunt and have been set to music by Peter Warlock. Arrangement for SATB with a Piano accompaniment, included for rehearsal purposes, though this piece should be performed as a choir without accompaniment wherever possible.

ISBN: 9790060029158
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
No of pages: 4
Language: English
Catalogue No: M060029158

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      Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
      10 out of 10


      Bedford GB Church organist
      A real discovery for our small church choir - we'll try to include it in our Christmas carol service this year (2018)
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 19 December 2017
      Published on: 30 January 2018
      10 out of 10


      Warrington GB Parish Church choir conductor
      Chosen it as it is extremely suitable for our church choir. There are some tricky bits but the treble line is lyrical and stays the same in each verse.
      I love it but it tends to stay as an earworm for hours! Worth it though ;-)
      Confirmed purchase: 28 December 2016
      Published on: 14 January 2017
      10 out of 10


      Nottingham GB Amateur folkie
      The music arrived so quickly!
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 12 September 2016
      Published on: 29 September 2016

      Musicroom Reviews

      This is a beautiful carol, dreamy, mysterious and I expect it to make an impact at our Carol Service. The arrangement is straightforward, but the harmonies are difficult. My twelve strong choir of mainly adult non musicians, some of whom can't read music,are coping well - with application and perseverance. I would recommend this, but perhaps not for a children's choir.
      Anonymous - (York, United Kingdom)
      This is a beautiful carol - Warlock at his best. The "easy" rating is somewhat missleading - although the tune is relatively simple the harmony is not. Your average church choir would need to put in some work to do this piece justice. Well worth the effort though.
      Anonymous - (Market Harborough, United Kingdom)
      A very easy piece to follow, and also easy to adapt for a less complicated version. A well known piece, and justifiably a very popular piece.
      Anonymous - (Birkenhead, United Kingdom)

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