Annunciation to the Shepherds

This is an advanced unaccompanied motet for skilled mixed divisi choirs.  Written for the North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir, this setting of "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace" engages the listener through evocative harmonies, varied textures, a familiar text, and successful declamation. If you're looking for a challenge, this is it!

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  • Published: 2019
  • Publisher: Hinshaw Music - HPC7107
  • Instrumentation: Chorus: SATB div., a cappella
  • Duration: 2:30


Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

(Text Source: Luke 2 - 2:10-11,14 (KJV))