Babe born this day - Christmas song for mixed choir by Wilfred Heaton
A gentle Nativity song has been created from a short Berceuse Elegiaque for clarinet and piano, which Wilfred Heaton composed for one of his grand daughters.The lyrics are by Kenneth Tout, OBE, a friend and former collaborator of Heaton's some 50 years ago. Dr. Tout wrote his seasonal poem, with a modern twist, to fit the music in 2004. This is the first of two settings adapted from Heaton's Bercuese. A second setting uses the 16th century text Bulalulow.
Audio clip on www.soundcloud.com/paul-hindmarsh-music
Duration: c.5 mins