Unto Us A Boy Is Born - Concert Band/Orchestra -

Piae Cantiones 1582 (OBOC 92) Arranged by Brendan Elliget MAGA 537
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Puer nobis nascitur, usually translated as Unto Us is Born a Son, is a medieval Christmas carol found in a number of manuscript sources - the 14th-century German Moosburg Gradual and a 15th-century Trier manuscript. The song was first published in the 1582 Finnish songbook Piae Cantiones, a volume of 74 medieval songs with Latin texts… The carol became popular as a processional hymn following a translation by George Ratcliffe Woodward (1859-1934) first published in 1902. Percy Dearmer also translated the hymn for inclusion in the 1928 Oxford Book of Carols as Unto Us a Boy is Born. Both translations are commonly used. [Wikipedia] This is the version of the words used here…

“Unto us a boy is born, King of all creation: Cradled in a stall was He, The Lord of every nation, The Lord of every nation.”

This arrangement is for both Concert Band and Orchestra – both instrumentations can be used or various combinations of each. There is a Vocal Lead Sheet and optional Organ/Piano part.

The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer 3.

Grade = 3 Duration = 2:25 mins.

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Piae Cantiones 1582 (OBOC 92) Arranged by Brendan Elliget MAGA 537
Year of arrangement
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes

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