composer: Karl Jenkins
Premiere: November 28, 2009 Chelmsford, Cathedral (UK)
Instrumentation: soprano, mixed choir; female choir (SSA) ad lib. and ensemble
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Duration: 51' 0''
Year of composition: 2009
Edition: vocal/piano score
Language: English - Latin
156 Pages - Paperback/Soft Cover
Order number: BH 12216
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Stella natalis is a work in twelve movements by Karl Jenkins celebrating different aspects of Christmastide - winter, the sleeping child, tidings of peace, thanksgiving - with words ranging from the psalms to new texts by Carol Barratt. Conveying the Christmas message of peace, goodwill, compassion and a new beginning, Stella natalis (‘star of birth’, ‘star of origin’) draws on an expanded palette of inspiration, including the Old Testament, Zulu text and reference to Hindu gods. The scoring is for mixed chorus with an optional second chorus suitable for children's voices, and trumpet, keyboards, percussion and string orchestra. This vocal score features a fully realised keyboard reduction for rehearsal purposes.
Cantus triquertrus (The triangle song)
Only heavenly music
Sleep, child of winter
Make we merry
From our earth
Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace)
Sing with joy at Christmas
Jubilate Deo (O be joyful in the Lord)
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