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L’enfance du Christ (CB)

Composer
Hector Berlioz
Year of composition
1853
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2003
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Concert band / wind band
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L’enfance du Christ (English: The Childhood of Christ), Opus 25, is an oratorio by the French composer Hector Berlioz, based on the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Berlioz wrote his own words for the piece. Most of it was composed in 1853 and 1854. It was first performed at the Salle Herz, Paris on 10th December 1854, with Berlioz conducting and soloists from the Opéra-Comique.

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