ISBN 0769245226. Christmas; Masterwork; Romantic; Sacred; Winter.
Josef Rheinberger, 1839-1901, was famous for his creativity, technique, and style. He composed approximately two hundred works, including oratorios, two operas, cantatas, smaller works for chorus and orchestra, symphonies, overtures, and chamber music. Among his instrumental works he is widely known for his twenty sonatas for organ. His liturgical works include twelve masses, a requiem, Stabat Mater, and a large number of motets, and smaller pieces. The oratorio, "The Star of Bethlehem," is for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ. This is the choral score of this work, with English and German texts, and with piano accompaniment. 80 pages, 7 by 10 ? inches. Includes: Expectation (Chorus) * The Shepherds (Soprano Solo and Chorus) * The Appearance of the Angel (Soprano Solo and Chorus) * Bethlehem (Bass Solo) * The Shepherds at the Manger (Chorus) * The Star (Chorus) * Adoration of the Wise-Men (Soloists or Small Chorus) * Mary (Soprano Solo) * Fulfillment (Chorus).