|Attribute name||Attribute value|
|Characters||25 to 40 solo speaking and group singing parts * = Solo singing 1 – 10 Narrators*, Ann and Joachim – Mary’s parents, Mary*, Joseph, Angel Gabriel, King Herod Citizens: Adam, Rachael, Simeon, Hannah & Dan; Innkeepers – Judith & Reuben Donkeys: Pepper, Rice, Sugar & Spice; Camels: Saffron, Cinnamon, Vanilla; Ox, Cow & Sheep Shepherds: Asa, Eli, Thomas; Wise Men: Gaspar, Melchior & Balthasar Choruses: Guards, Attendants, Priests, Roman Messenger & Soldiers|
|Musical Styles||Lullaby, Oriental, Calypso, Gospel, and Rock|
This musical, inspired by Botticelli’s painting 'The Mystic Nativity' (National Gallery, London), can be performed as a choral work or scripted drama. A projected slide of the painting makes an very effective backdrop. Scenes are linked by a sung narration and feature a song and dance performed by the various characters as they visit the Nativity scene.
We performed this as a choral work in our Church. Very moving! Carol Hall, Vancouver