A Light in the Stable

Alan Bullard
Vocal score
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for SATB (with opt. solos) and organ or piano, or with small orchestra or chamber group
A Light in the Stable tells the Christmas story through a blend of original settings and well-known carols, and is suitable for both concert and church choirs. The familiar Gospel words (which may be spoken, sung, or replaced with other appropriate readings) are interspersed with a range of new material, including the lively 'Glory to God'; 'Sing Lullaby', in which Mary foreshadows the events of Jesus' life; and the reflective 'A Light for Today', an evocation of the Nativity tableau. The audience/congregation are encouraged to join in for some carols, and choir and listeners will delight in the new settings of familiar words. A range of soloists may optionally take some of the vocal lines, and the accompaniment is equally flexible. A wonderful companion to Bullard's Advent celebration, O Come, Emmanuel, this work is perfect for anyone looking for a new take on familiar Christmas words and melodies.


  • Prologue: Of our Maker's love begotten
  • As Joseph was a-walking
  • The Shepherds
  • Go tell it on themountain
  • While shepherds watched
  • The Angels
  • Glory to God in the highest
  • Hark! The herald angels sing
  • The Manger
  • The little Lord Jesus
  • The shepherds visit the stable
  • He is born (Il est né)
  • Mary ponders these things in her heart
  • Sing lullaby!
  • The wise men
  • As with gladness men of old
  • The wise men offer their gifts
  • A Light for Today
  • Of our Maker's love begotten

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193402072
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Duration: 35 Mins
Publication Date: 05/06/2014
Barcode: 0
Format: 279x216
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB & organ/piano/small orchestra/chamber group
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bcl (opt), bn, hn (opt), tpt, perc (opt), hp (opt), either string quintet or string orchestra or keyboard (pno/organ). The keyboard part is an alternative to the string parts, and not the same as in the vocal score.
Level of difficulty: B


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