O Little Town of Bethlehem

SATB, Harp–5′

A “Select Twenty” pick by Creator Magazine for July/August 2010. “Highly Recommended.”

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O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr.) (2006)

SATB chorus, harp
Text: Phillips Brooks; Tune: St. Louis
5′ duration
Premiere—2006 by the Sanctuary Choir of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN.
Published by ECS. Distributed by Canticle.

From the Press

This anthem, originally composed in 2006, will find its place in the Christmas repertoire of fine choral groups and a harpist of caliber and sensitivity. The congregational effect is astoundingly sublime.

–Sida Roberts. THE HYMN, Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2011

This is a setting of the familiar hymn with a beautifully constructed harp part. The composer has set the melody in each verse with a lovely diversity, concluding with a triumphant “our Lord Emmanuel.“ Harpists will love their part! Definitely worth a look.

–Philip Brunelle, The American Organist, December 2011.



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