Sleep, Holy Babe: Lullabies For Christmas

Sleep, Holy Babe: Lullabies For Christmas
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Five new pieces commissioned specially for this anthology and eight recently-composed works

A variety of texts covering a range of themes including: the Lullaby, the Baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Star in the east, the Shepherds, the Magi, the Nativity scene, and King Herod

New settings of well-known texts such as: The Coventry Carol, Lullay my Liking, and Sing Lullaby.

Two ‘O’ antiphons (in four and six parts) by Pierre de Manchicourt (1510–1564) and two contemporary faux-bordon Magnificat settings (in four and eight parts)

Two pieces for three-part upper voices (SSA), one unaccompanied, one with harp (or piano) accompaniment, and a three-part piece for lower voices (TTB)

14 unaccompanied pieces, and three accompanied pieces, scored for organ, piano, and harp (or piano)

Piano reductions, included for unaccompanied titles, as an aid to rehearsal


  • Christmas Gifts [Alexander Campkin]
  • Coventry Carol [Daniel Burges]
  • In Your Father’s Care [Catherine Kontz]
  • Lullaby [Gerald Finzi]
  • Lullay My Liking [Francis Pott]
  • Magnificat (A4) [Trevor Ling]
  • Magnificat (A8) [David Bevan]
  • O Babe Born Bare [John Duggan]
  • O Emanuel (A4) [Pierre De Manchicourt]
  • O Magnum Mysterium [Anthony Mudge]
  • O Virgo Virginum (A6) [Pierre De Manchicourt]
  • Quid Petis, O Fili [Richard Pygott]
  • Sing Lullaby [Jonathan Rathbone]
  • Sleep My Dreaming One [Hilary Campbell]
  • Sleep, Holy Babe [Alexander Campkin]
  • Virgin Mary Bore A Child, The [Emma Gibbins]
  • Why Impious Herod [Andrew Earis]


Product IDCOBS012945310
Editor/Arranger Shorter, Tom
Instrumentation Vocal Score
Publisher Shorter House
Publisher Ref No SHB
Media Book

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