Musical Requirements for Act One

The following table provides information regarding the basic vocal and choral requirements of the production.


Ranges for the soloists are not difficult, with the exception of Joseph’s tenor part in No. 12 “Look on Me This Day—Duet.” Choruses range from unison (all voices singing the melody) to 12 parts. The letters in the table indicate the choral parts for each piece: S=soprano, A=alto, T=tenor, and B=bass. The repetition of letters indicates additional separate voices for that part: SS=2 soprano parts. For instance, SATB=soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts, while SSSAAATTTBBB=3 soprano parts, 3 alto parts, 3 tenor parts, and 3 bass parts.

Note: To view the script, click the scene segment number. To view the sheet music, click the image ( PDF ) to the right of each title. For optimal performance, it is recommended that Adobe Reader plug-in or later be installed on your computer. To listen to the orchestral accompaniment, click the title or the MP3 image ( MP3 ). To download the MP3, right-click the MP3 image ( MP3 ), select Save Target As, and save the file to your computer.

Scene SegmentTitle and Piano-Vocal Score Number Solo VoicesChorus
1.1No. 1: Come, Lord Jesus—Opening Act OneMP3 PDFUnison
1.1No. 2: I’ll Give God ForeverMP3 PDFZacharias—baritone
Elisabeth—mezzo
1.2No. 3: Come, Deliver UsMP3 PDFNathan—boy sopranoSSAATTBB
1.3No. 4: Do His WillMP3 PDFMary's Mother—alto
1.4No. 5 I’ll Give God Forever—RepriseMP3 PDFInstrumental
2.1No. 6: There Are RulesMP3 PDFMicham—baritone
Joseph—tenor
Mary’s Mother—alto
Six women unison
2.2No. 7 Jesus, Once of Humble BirthMP3 PDFInstrumental
2.2No. 8: Look on Me This DayMP3 PDFMary—sopranoWomen unison
2.4No. 9 Look on Me This Day—Reprise 1MP3 PDFInstrumental
2.4No. 10 Look on Me This Day—Reprise 2MP3 PDFInstrumental
2.5No. 11: There Are Rules–Reprise (*)
MP3 PDF
Joseph—tenor
2.5No. 12: Look On Me This Day–Duet (*)
MP3 PDF
Mary—soprano
Joseph—tenor
2.6No. 13: Come, Lord Jesus–Wedding SongMP3 PDFSSAATTBB
3.1No. 14 Heraldic TrumpetsMP3 PDFInstrumental
3.1No. 15 Roman SoldiersMP3 PDFInstrumental
3.2No. 16 Scene Change to Shepherd’s HillMP3 PDFInstrumental
3.2No. 17: The Lord Is My ShepherdMP3 PDFNathan—boy soprano
Eli—tenor
Asa—baritone
Amon, Reuben, and Jeshua—tenors
SATB
3.3No. 18 Feed Thy Sheep—Reprise (+)MP3 PDFInstrumental
3.4No. 19: Glory to God in the Highest (+)MP3 PDFSSSAAATTTBBB
3.4No. 20 Glory to God—RepriseMP3 PDFInstrumental
3.5No. 21 Scene Change to BethlehemMP3 PDFInstrumental
3.5No. 22: Come, Lord Jesus–End of Act OneMP3 PDFMary—soprano
Joseph—tenor
Unison

* These two pieces are sung without a break in the music. The audio track for No. 11: “There Are Rules—Reprise” contains the introduction (measures 1–4). The rest of the accompaniment for “There Are Rules—Reprise” is part of the No. 12: “Look on Me This Day—Duet” audio track.

+ Because these two pieces are performed without a break, the audio file contains both of them.


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