This Christmas choral anthem has been sung by choirs with minimal preparation and good response from the congregations.

Many thanks to Robert Passow for the mp3! It is a recording of the choir he directed during the Christmas Eve 2003 service at Church of the Pilgrims (Presbyterian) in Washington DC. I can’t guarantee that the baby will cry at the right time for you as it did for him.

If you use a flute instead of the oboe, you might want to use the transpose button and put everything up a step (as Rob did). Or the flute could play the intro and interlude up an octave. The oboe part can be transposed if you use something other than a C instrument.

Also available here on Score Exchange: A hymnal style arrangement of this Christmas carol for congregational singing. An arrangement for children's choir that includes a piano accompaniment. An arrangement for SATB choir, flute and piano.

page one of Child of Mary (SATB + oboe) Christmas choral anthemASALTTEXT

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