The Chester Mysteries

The Chester Mysteries


Overview: Incidental music
Authorship: Arranged by Healey Willan, from Chester Mysteries of the Nativity [14th century], ed. by Frank Conroy and Roy Mitchell, New York, Egmont H. Arens, 1917.
Composition Date: Completed 19 December 1919.
Scored for: S (8 Mezzo-Sopranos), String Quartet, Double Bass and Harp (ad lib.). (Vocal Score calls for SSA)
Duration: N/A
Number of Pages: N/A
Notes about music: First performed 22 December 1919, Hart House Theatre, Toronto.
Track Listing:
1. Prelude
2. Gloria in Excelsis (Missa de Angelis)
3. Carol “Christ is born this day.” Melody of 16th century French noël
4. Interlude and Adoration
5. Amen
Holograph: University of Toronto, Rare Book Room. Piano-vocal score, 6 p.
Publication: London, Oakville, F. Harris, c1929. Piano score, 7 p. Chorus part, 3 p. String parts, [2]p. ea. Harp part, [1]p. See also Nativity Play (25).
Recordings: N/A
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  • Scored For: SSA, String Quartet, Double Bass and Harp (ad lib.)



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