Baby's Born in Bethlehem
"Baby's born in Bethlehem, loud hosannas sing. Baby's born in Bethlehem, let the bells all ring." So begins the text for this original work for two-part voices with piano, optional flute and bells and cassette. The bell part is all in one key on the treble staff and consists mostly of half note chords with a few quarter and whole notes. The range is E5 to G6. The music is written in light, calypso style for three-part mixed voices with piano, optional flute and bells. The tempo is quarter note = 126-132 and accounts for the II plus rating; otherwise a level one beginner group could ring this piece.