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Stella Natalis: A New Festive Title by Karl Jenkins

(October 2010)

Stella natalis is a work in twelve movements celebrating different aspects of Christmastide - winter, the sleeping child, tidings of peace, thanksgiving - with words ranging from the psalms to new texts by Carol Barrat.

Conveying the Christmas message of peace, goodwill, compassion and a new beginning. Stella natalis ('star of birth', 'star of origin') draws on an expanded palette of inspiration, including the Old Testament, Zulu text and reference to Hindu gods.

The scoring is for mixed chorus with an optional second chorus suitable for children's voices, and trumpet, keyboards, percussion and string orchestra.

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