L'enfance du Christe (The Childhood of Christ) (1850, 1853–54)
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|File:||berl_lenz.zip (February 2017) 148 kB|
|Full name of work:||L'enfance du Christe (The Childhood of Christ) (1850, 1853–54)|
|Composer:||Berlioz, Louis Hector (1803 - 1869), French|
|Instruments:||arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)|
|Name of file creator:||John Hooper|
|e-mail address:||john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk|
|Comments:||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|
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
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 .