Mary Had a Baby

for Solo Soprano and SAB Chorus, a cappella

Spiritual (composer), Adolphus Hailstork (arranger)


  • Solo Soprano
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Bass
Adolphus Hailstork’s setting of this beloved Christmas Spiritual is a call-and-response dialog, with each verse set in a different way. The work starts with the soprano soloist in the lead, answered by the chorus. In the second stanza, the soloist answers the chorus; the third stanza is set as dialog between the full ensemble’s men and women, followed by a glorious coda.
SKU: 312-41919
Ensemble: Mixed Chorus
Duration: 2:30
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Delivery Method: Print
Accompanied: A cappella
Page count: 8
UPC: 6-80160-68850-0
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3622-5
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