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Baroque Christmas Concertos Choral edition SATB

10 famous pastorale movements

  • Music: various composers
  • Arrangement: Michael Aschauer
  • Lyrics: various lyricists
  • Voicing: with keyboard instruments, 4-Part
  • Component: Choral Collection
  • Details: 72 pages
  • ISMN: 979-0-50202-852-7
  • ISBN: 978-3-85061-984-4
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With his celebrated Pastorale from his Christmas Concerto, Arcangelo Corelli triggered a veritable boom in the Italy of the Baroque Era, which soon spread to other countries. In sensitive, easily singable arrangements, this present collection makes the most popular pastoral movements – those by Corelli, Manfredini, Locatelli among others, furthermore, the shepherd’s from Handel’s Messiah and the Sinfonia from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – accessible to choirs. The underlain lyrics, which are subtly based on the music (all with a singable English translation), have been taken from Christmas poems by Baroque poets. Thus, touching new Christmas songs for choir have been composed in which solemnity and gentle pastoral melody are consummately unified. The organ accompaniment (ad lib), which has been mostly orientated on the choral setting (colla parte), provides support for the vocal parts and lends the choral arrangements an added celebratory splendour. A great enrichment for Christmas choral concerts and festive occasions!

Content: Night, More Than Radiant Night (A. Corelli / A. Gryphius) - Prayer to the Longed-for Saviour (G. Valentini / E.Ch. Homburg) - Exalted Child (F. Manfredini / A. Gryphius) - Today Our God has Come to Us (F. Geminiani / S. Dach) - Be Thou Welcome, Most Beloved Child (G. Sammartini / S. H. Zäunemann) - Christ in the Manger (P. Antonio Locatelli / F.R.L. Freiherr von Canitz) - Welcome Art Thou, Dearest Jesus (G.M. Schiassi / S.v. Birken) - Oh Three Times Blessed, Holy Night (V. Rathgeber / J. Klaj [Clajus d.J.]) - See and Wonder (J.S. Bach / C.R.v. Greiffenberg) - Ye Happy Shepherds (G.F. Händel / C.R.v. Greiffenberg)


  1. Corelli - Nacht, mehr denn lichte Nacht
  2. Valentini - Gebet zu dem ersehnten Heiland
  3. Manfredini - Du höchstes Kind
  4. Geminiani - Heut hat sich Gott zu uns gekehrt
  5. Sammartini - Sei willkommen
  6. Locatelli - Christus in der Krippe
  7. Schiassi - Liebster Jesu
  8. Rathgeber - O hochgebenedeite Nacht
  9. Bach - Sehet das Wunder
  10. Händel - Glückliche Hirten
  11. Corelli - Night, More Than Radiant Night
  12. Valentini - Prayer to the Longed-for Saviour
  13. Manfredini - Exalted Child
  14. Geminiani - Today Our God has Come to Us
  15. Sammartini - Be Thou Welcome
  16. Locatelli - Christ in the Manger
  17. Schiassi - Welcome Art Thou
  18. Rathgeber - Oh Three Times Blessed Holy Night
  19. Bach - See and Wonder
  20. Handel - Ye Happy Shepherds

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