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Two Advent Carols

for SATB choir

Year:  2003

Year:  2003

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2 and 7-8

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These two short pieces were written at the request of English conductor Janet Lincé for her group Choros. The stipulation was that the pieces be to do with Advent rather than Christmas, and that the choir needed to be able to rehearse them reasonably quickly. The two texts are from hymns of unknown authorship. The first tells of the stars watching the various characters associated with the Christmas story, the shepherds and the wise men, while the second focuses particularly on the shepherds.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Choros, conducted Janet Lincé

Contents note

  1. Silent Stars Were Watching
  2. Rise Up Shepherds

Text note

Anonymous texts from two hymns

Performance history

09 Oct 2004: Performed by Choros, directed by Janet Lincé at Douai Abbey, Berkshire, United Kingdom