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Goin' to Bethlehem
By Jay Althouse

Choir Sacred (SATB choir)
Composed by Jay Althouse. Music Prodigy; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Choral Designs. Christmas; Epiphany; Sacred; Spiritual. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Alfred Music #00-19804. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19804).

Item Number: AP.19804


This exciting original Christmas spiritual by Jay Althouse opens with the men stating the rhythmic theme, followed by the middle voices and finally the sopranos. The three verses include much repetition but plenty of surprises-including a women's section contrasted by the men, and an optional high descant on the driving finish. A fresh new work that's solidly rooted in the classic spiritual traditions. An Althouse winner and a must for your holiday concerts! This title is available in Music Prodigy.

About Alfred Choral Designs

The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Peter W
    Bristol UK
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  • December 23, 2013 Really not difficult, but effective

    An enjoyable piece to sing as well as to listen to. Used it this year both at the end of a concert and as part of a carol service - equally effective in both settings.

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  • 5

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  • December 06, 2007 Fab and Lively

    I told my choir, forget about all the semi-quavers, just think of the rhythm! I then clapped out the rhythm and they go home singing it every night now

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  • 5

    Fort Lauderdale FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 29, 2006 Great fun!

    Choir loves it - audience loves it. Terrific Christmas addition.

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