The Angel Said to the Shepherds for flute ensemble
The angel’s announcement to the shepherds that the Christ Child has been born is expressed in this Motet, a style that was prevalent in sacred compositions throughout the Medieval and Renaissance eras. This double quartet arrangement is most effectively performed antiphonally and can be done with all C flutes or a combination that includes alto, bass, and contrabass flutes as desired.
Performed by the Raleigh Flute Choir.
For an edition that adds voice, see “The Angel Said to the Shepherds (for voice).”