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Christmas at the Cloisters (for SATB chorus and piano) (1965)
From "The Cloisters", four songs to texts by William M. Hoffman


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Scored for chorus and piano

Duration  4 minutes



Christmas at the Cloisters: The Emily Lowe Singers Northeastern NR 241-CD (1991)


Program note

The Cloisters is one of John Corigliano’s earlier works, dating from 1965. “Christmas at the Cloisters”, one of the songs, is written in a gospel style and is dedicated to gospel singer Marion Williams. The arrangement for SATB chorus and piano was made by the composer.


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