Christmas Lullaby was commissioned in 1989 by the Bach Choir in celebration of the seventieth birthday of its conductor, Sir David Willcocks. The haunting melody of the verses and the reflective refrain of ‘Ave Maria’ have made this an immensely popular carol.
A version for upper voices is also available.
The orchestral accompaniment is available on sale and on hire/rent at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: fl, ob, cl, str
An audio learning guide for this title is available from ChoirGuides