"A Child Will lead Them" is a 40-minute Christmas Cantata by Ishtar, for SATB chorus, Soprano, Alto and Tenor soloists, two instrumental obbligatos, piano, optional percussion and two narrators.
In addition to choral selections, the 13-movement work includes vocal solos, instrumental ensemble numbers, and transition/modulation/narration sections after each movement. Some of the choral passages are repeated, so the music for the choir to learn is about 16 pages. There are several choices of instruments for each of the two obbligato parts. This allows a church to use its resources to present an impressive, moving Christmas program.
Several of the cantata's movements are available as individual selections. Most of these pieces can be used for any season, and several are appropriate for Easter. To access the sheet music and audio of these versatile selections, click on "Individual Movements."
You can purchase this cantata as a download and print it yourself, or you can order printed copies to be shipped to you. A print order includes 2 full scores, 10 choral scores, 2 instrumental parts of your choice, a percussion score and 2 copies of the narrator-reader part. (These numbers can be increased to meet the needs of your situation) To order a printed set, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
Downloaded sets of the cantata are $99. Printed and shipped sets are $149.