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To the Christ Child

for SSA choir, SATB choir (or solo soprano) and chamber orchestra

Year:  1991 Instrumentation:  chamber orchestra :flute doubling piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion and strings

Year:  1991
Instrumentation  chamber orchestra :flute do...

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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Originally written for a school music trip to the USA, this work uses SSA and SATB choirs with chamber orchestra accompaniment. The texts all relate to Christmas and include the familiar Christina Rossetti poem Love Came Down at Christmas.

Contents note

A Christmas cycle :

  1. Love Came Down at Christmas
  2. The Angel's Song
  3. Carol of the Flowers
  4. A Stable Lamp
  5. Love Came Down at Christmas (reprise)

Text note

Texts by Christina Rosetti, Richard Wilbur and traditional sacred texts

Performance history

Perfromed by the Auckland Sinfonietta and viva voce, soloist: Kathryn McGredy Rosser, conducted by John Rosser