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Stephen was a Stable-boy

Stephen was a Stable-boy
Trad. Swedish Carol arr. for Voice(s) and School Instruments
Date of composition 1968
Opus number 56b
Type of work Concert music
Musical forces Voice(s) and School Instruments
School Suitable for use in schools
Publication status Out of print
Notes Originally published by Faber & Faber; republished by G. Schirmer, USA


It is a happy creation and has the added advantage of being quite unsophisticated. Its appeal to children should be irresistible.

William Varcoe, The Lincolnshire Echo, 15th November 1968

(The Danish and Swedish carols) both have a haunting musical arrangement which will make them an unusual acquisition to the Christmas repertoire.

Max Laidlaw, The Leader Post (Regina, Canada), 23th August 1969