Before the paling of the stars

Publisher: OUP Oxford
Product Code: 9780193558687
Composed by: McDowall, Cecilia
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for high voice and piano.
This tender carol sets an affecting text by Christina Rossetti that tells the story of Jesus’s birth. In classic McDowall style, the setting explores a variety of choral textures and is interspersed with unexpected harmonies, creating a range of musical colours.

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