Christmas Cantata: Vocal Score

Christmas Cantata: Vocal Score

by David C. Mitchell


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David Mitchell's Christmas Cantata is a 100-minute-long contemporary oratorio for Advent, Christmas or Epiphany. Its musical language is a fusion of choral pop, township jazz, and lounge music, with shades of plainsong, Renaissance opera, and Bollywood. Though popular in style, it stands consciously in the great tradition of western sacred oratorio.
It's all about voices: choruses, solos, duets, trios, quartets, octets, recitatives. You'll need a good, keen chorus who can sing the notes. And you'll need soprano and baritone soloists. They can be a bit freer in their delivery.
The singers are supported by a continuo trio of piano, bass, and drums. You can put on a great performance with just these three instruments, and a flute or trumpet too.
No musicians? No problem. You can download backing tracks to accompany your choir.
But, if you really want to go to town, there are parts for orchestra too...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534976887
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2016
Series: Christmas Cantata , #2
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David Mitchell is a Scottish musicologist, biblical scholar, and musical director. He is Director of Music in Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral in Brussels. For more about his work, see

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