- a made-for-tv Christmas opera
- 25' 00"
- 3 male voices (Tenor, Baritone and Bass Baritone), soprano, narrator, SATB Choir, guitar, flute, clarinet and strings
- Opera in one act
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The Three Shepherds was composed for and premiered by the students of Mana College, Porirua, New Zealand, in 1962. The work is intended for amateur performance as a Christmas pageant. The final chorus “Gloria in excelsis Deo” was created specifically for singers who had never sung in four-part harmony before. With libretto by Arthur J. Cready.
- Text Note:
- Libretto by John Cready
- Composed for Mana College
- Difficulty Note:
- The final chorus is recommended by the composer for the Big Sing competition
(version for choir and piano available on request)