L'enfance du Christe (The Childhood of Christ) (1850, 1853-54)

berl_lenz.zipFebruary 2017147.99 kB01:33:03
  • 01: When in Judah of old00:01:56
  • 02: A march by night00:08:33
  • 03: Again, that vision00:08:30
  • 04: The Soothsayers of Judah thus00:03:47
  • 05: Cabalistic dance00:01:21
  • 06: The dream is true, O King!00:01:34
  • 07: 'Tis done.00:02:42
  • 08: See, darling child00:07:35
  • 09: Joseph and Mary. Thus saith the00:04:58
  • 10: The Shepherds assemble00:05:22
  • 11: Thou must leave thy holy dwelling00:02:48
  • 12: The repose of the Holy Family00:06:39
  • 13: The arrival at Sais00:03:25
  • 14: Here in this teeming city00:05:24
  • 15: Be welcome, friends00:08:01
  • 16: Trio for a harp and two flutes00:06:18
  • 17: Thou weepest, tender mother!00:04:16
  • 18: Epilogue00:09:54
Composer:Berlioz, Louis Hector (1803 - 1869), French
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
This ZIP File contains the following:-
Part I: The Dream of Herod
01-Judah.nwc 1: When in Judah of old
02-March.nwc A march by night
03-Again.nwc Again, that vision!
04-sooth.nwc The soothsayers of Judah
05-Dance.nwc Cabalistic dance and

evocation of spirits
06-Dream.nwc The dream is true, O King!
07-done.nwc 'Tis done!
08-See.nwc See, darling child
09-Josep.nwc Joseph, and Mary!
Part II: The flight into Egypt
10-Overt.nwc Overture
11-leave.nwc Thou must leave thy holy dwelling

(the shepherds's farewell)
12-repos.nwc The repose of the Holy Family
Part III: The arrival at Sais
13-Sais.nwc Thro' burning sands they

took their weary way
14-Here.mid">Here in this teeming city
15-BeWel.nwc Be welcome, friends

Chorus of Ismaelites
16-Trio.nwc Trio for a harp and two flutes

performed by the young Ishmaelites
17-rest.nwc Thou weepest, tender mother!

Now take thy rest
18-Epil.nwc Epilogue
There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). My Website (above) also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is a competent performance of this Work in French by Radio Filharmonisch Orkest en Groot Omroepkoor under James Gaffigan on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi8vWzJCqmI .