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The Message of Christmas

Religious/Christian • 1975 • Lyricist: David W Solomons
 
 
   
 

Full score, Parts

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas


12.00 USD

ZIP, 2.99 Mb ID: SM-000085691 Upload date: 10 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Flute, Double bass, Acoustic guitar, Tambourine, Soprano, Contralto, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, Classical guitar
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
3'0
Setting of my somewhat evangelistic poem about Christmas, for soprano (or tenor), alto (or baritone), 2 flutes, double bass, guitar, tambourine and ride bell ride.
This is not typical of my usual style, but it's a fun excursion into the evangelical music of mid-70s Oxford, where I was studying.
The sound sample is a performance by Matthew Curtis of www.choraltracks.com
. The zip file contains an mp3 of the instrumental accompaniment as well as score and parts
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For cello and guitar

Title by uploader: The message of Christmas - version for cello and guitar


8.00 USD

ZIP, 201.5 Kb ID: SM-000086275 Upload date: 23 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Cello, Classical guitar
Scored for
Duo
Type of score
Score for two performers, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2'7
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
The Message of Christmas for 2 voices and instrumental ensemble started life as a simple song for one alto voice and guitar (both of those versions are also available on this site).
I didn't record the simple song but my late lamented friend Chris Benson played it with me back in 1975 on his cello. I thought it would be a nice tribute to Chris to include the Cello and Guitar version here.
The sound sample is our performance.
The zip file contains score and separate parts.
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For alto voice and guitar (original version)

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas - original version for alto voice and guitar


8.00 USD

ZIP, 196.5 Kb ID: SM-000086276 Upload date: 23 Jan 2012
Instrumentation
Acoustic guitar, Contralto, Countertenor, Classical guitar
Type of score
Score for two performers, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2'54
Genre
Religious/Gospel
This is the original version of my song "The message of Christmas", composed during my evangelical Oxford days as a student in 1975.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
The zip file includes the full score and also a separate guitar part

Other versions also available on this site are: a duet for cello and guitar and a version for two voices and instrumental ensemble.
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For flutes, clarinets, guitar and bass

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas for flutes, clarinets, guitar and bass


8.00 USD

PDF, 530.2 Kb ID: SM-000265527 Upload date: 20 Nov 2016
Instrumentation
Flute, Clarinet, Bass guitar, Classical guitar
Scored for
Sextet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
3'10
Year of composition
2016
Instrumental version of my 1975 evangelical song "The Message of Christmas".
The pdf file contains score and parts.
(Various percussion instruments (especially tambourines) can join in ad lib).
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Other versions of The Message of Christmas are also available, including various vocal settings and also single instrument with guitar.

The words of the original are:

Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the King of Kings
With glory hidden in a stable
For poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of Man
With human flesh and pain and woe
Like one of us so we might know
That Jesus is the Son of Man


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of God
Who from his Father up above
came down to give us peace and love
Then sinless died the Son of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Word of God
To human flesh the Word became
Yet was and is and will be the same
For evermore the Word of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Light of Truth
Without it we are lost and stray from goodness
For Christ is the way, the only way
The Light of Truth


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today was born the King of Kings
And glory shone from that poor stable
So poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings.

(c) David W Solomons 1975
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For clarinet and guitar

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas for clarinet and guitar


8.00 USD

PDF, 308.7 Kb ID: SM-000265528 Upload date: 20 Nov 2016
Instrumentation
Clarinet, Classical guitar
Scored for
Duo
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
3'10
Year of composition
2016
Instrumental version of my 1975 evangelical song "The Message of Christmas".
The pdf file contains score and parts.
(Various percussion instruments (especially tambourines) can join in ad lib).
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Other versions of The Message of Christmas are also available, including various vocal settings and also single instrument with guitar.

The words of the original are:

Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the King of Kings
With glory hidden in a stable
For poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of Man
With human flesh and pain and woe
Like one of us so we might know
That Jesus is the Son of Man


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of God
Who from his Father up above
came down to give us peace and love
Then sinless died the Son of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Word of God
To human flesh the Word became
Yet was and is and will be the same
For evermore the Word of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Light of Truth
Without it we are lost and stray from goodness
For Christ is the way, the only way
The Light of Truth


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today was born the King of Kings
And glory shone from that poor stable
So poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings.

(c) David W Solomons 1975
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For alto flute and guitar

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas for alto flute and guitar


8.00 USD

PDF, 302.6 Kb ID: SM-000265572 Upload date: 21 Nov 2016
Instrumentation
Alto Flute, Classical guitar
Scored for
Duo
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
3'0
Year of composition
2016
Instrumental version of my 1975 evangelical song "The Message of Christmas".
The pdf file contains score and parts.
(Various percussion instruments (especially tambourines) can join in ad lib).
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Other versions of The Message of Christmas are also available, including various vocal settings and ensembles.

The words of the original are:

Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the King of Kings
With glory hidden in a stable
For poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of Man
With human flesh and pain and woe
Like one of us so we might know
That Jesus is the Son of Man


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of God
Who from his Father up above
came down to give us peace and love
Then sinless died the Son of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Word of God
To human flesh the Word became
Yet was and is and will be the same
For evermore the Word of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Light of Truth
Without it we are lost and stray from goodness
For Christ is the way, the only way
The Light of Truth


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today was born the King of Kings
And glory shone from that poor stable
So poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings.

(c) David W Solomons 1975
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For violin and guitar

Title by uploader: The Message of Christmas for violin and guitar


8.00 USD

PDF, 298.7 Kb ID: SM-000265573 Upload date: 21 Nov 2016
Instrumentation
Violin, Classical guitar
Scored for
Duo
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
3'0
Year of composition
2016
Instrumental version of my 1975 evangelical song "The Message of Christmas".
The pdf file contains score and parts.
(Various percussion instruments (especially tambourines) can join in ad lib).
The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Other versions of The Message of Christmas are also available, including various vocal settings and ensembles.

The words of the original are:

Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the King of Kings
With glory hidden in a stable
For poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of Man
With human flesh and pain and woe
Like one of us so we might know
That Jesus is the Son of Man


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Son of God
Who from his Father up above
came down to give us peace and love
Then sinless died the Son of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Word of God
To human flesh the Word became
Yet was and is and will be the same
For evermore the Word of God


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today is born the Light of Truth
Without it we are lost and stray from goodness
For Christ is the way, the only way
The Light of Truth


Hear the message of Christmas time
Today was born the King of Kings
And glory shone from that poor stable
So poor and humble are most able
To see in him the King of Kings.

(c) David W Solomons 1975
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