Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

The Star of Bethlehem op. 164

Christmas cantata
Reprint of the first edition Leipzig 1892

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for2 soloists (SBar), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ
Musical EditionsPiano reduction
Item no.279324
Author / ComposerJosef Rheinberger
TextFanny von Hoffnaaß
Leveladvanced
Languagesgerman, english
Scope84 pages; 19 × 27 cm
Year of origin1890
Release year1986
Publisher / ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 50.164/03
ISMN9790007080228

Description

He who seeks a moving and lyrical work with rewarding roles for the choir could do no better than to choose Rheinberger’s Stern von Bethlehem. In nine scenes (Expectation, The shepherds, The appearance of the angels, The Star, etc.) the Christmas story is lyrically portrayed. Songlike and pastoral choruses, a heartfelt soprano part and finally, the exotic, charming procession of the Wisemen through the desert have insured this work an increasing popularity. It was written in 1890 to a libretto by Rheinberger’s wife Fanny. On account of their similar scoring, this work can be easily combined for a performance with Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch or Die Geburt Christi.

Scoring: Soli SBar, Coro SATB, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, Eh, 2 Clt, 2 Fg, 2 Cor, 2 Tr, 3 Trb, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb, Org, Arpa

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