Four Songs Of The Nativity (For Chorus and Piano, or Organ) op.423 (March 1991)

A song-cycle
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Note on Lyrics: Medieval and macaronic texts translated by Brian Stone
Duration: 15 mins
Sheet Music Available
Piano / Vocal score for sale
Organ / vocal score for sale
Recordings Available
The Passion of Mary / Four Songs of The Nativity
Released: March 2010
Recorded: 12th August 2009
Artists: Patricia Rozario, Robert Blake, Richard Edgar-Wilson, David Wilson-Johnson, London Voices, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Howard Blake.
Available from: Amazon UK Naxos Records


  • 1: Holy Mary, Mother mild
  • 2: Of a Rose is all my Song
  • 3: Jesu, son, most sweet and dear
  • 4: Let us gather Hand in Hand


This arrangement was commissioned by Faber Music from Donald Hunt OBE, director of music at Worcester Cathedral.

The texts are from Penguin's 'Mediaeval English Verse' 1964 by permission.

Related Works

'*FOUR SONGS OF THE NATIVITY(for SATB choir and 8 brass)' op.415 (July 1990)
A cycle of mediaeval songs
'FOUR SONGS OF THE NATIVITY (for SATB choir and 5 brass)' op.531 (October 2002)
Re-arrangement of the work originally for SATB choir and 8 brass
'Four Songs Of The Nativity (arranged for choir and woodwind)' op.544 (November 2004)
A cycle of 4 Nativity songs

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