Christ Be Born in Us

Kyle Pederson (composer)


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Piano
Studio Recording


The text of the piece was inspired by a conviction that the deepest meanings of Advent/Christmas are alive and meaningful throughout the year. At the heart, the text is a prayer. Musically, the piece affords a great opportunity for each voice section to take turns sharing the melody. Though mostly homophonic, a countermelody is introduced first by the piano, and then reappears in the alto line midway through the piece, providing a nice contrast both texturally and lyrically. The piece builds to a dramatic climax in the final verse, and then scales back down for a contemplative finish. This piece works especially well in the season of Advent and Christmas, though it's themes resonate and would be appropriate throughout the church liturgical year.
SKU: CM9619
Ensemble: Mixed Chorus
Duration: 3:48
Key: F major
Tempo: Freely, with expression (q = 90)
Language: en
Text Source: Original
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: Javier Busto Choral
Accompanied: Accompanied Chorus
Page count: 8
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91524-8
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5670-4
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