This charming French carol (with E.C. Nunn’s English translation) tells of the milkmaids Jeanette and Isabella, who run to tell the shepherds to come and see the baby Jesus in the stable. The 3/8 time signature and interplay between the vocal lines give it a lilting and engaging character.
Parts for the orchestral accompaniment are available on sale and to hire/rent at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: 2fl, 2ob, 2bsn, perc, opt. str