Way Down in Bethlehem

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Way Down in Bethlehem

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Voicing
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Catalog No.
32971

Your mixed and men's choirs will enjoy this rousing original a cappella Christmas spiritual.  "Glory hallelujah on a Christmas morn!"  Appropriate for school or church choirs, this is Jay Althouse at his best!  Highly recommended!

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4.5
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Way Down in Bethlehem.
(Updated: November 07, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Choral Integrity 
 
4.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
The strophic, a cappella Christmas spiritual is easy for young SATB choirs to prepare and is a nice lighter addition to any choral program, even for the strongest of groups. While audiences love a cappella spirituals as a rule, this one is especially rousing when sung by men. Keep the tempo crisp, and sing with a light expression to properly express this fun piece.

The Bottom Line

Pros
Very accessible for SATB or Men's Chorus with a cappella experience
Cons
Like many spirituals, the text is fairly simple.
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