As-salāmu ʿalaykum Bethlehem Sadie Harrison

As-salāmu ʿalaykum Bethlehem cover
Text/libretto by
Phillips Brooks
Duration
3 mins
Composed
2017
Published
2017
Categories

Choir, unaccompanied Solo Voices •• Vocal Octet

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Programme note

As-salāmu ʿalaykum Bethlehem combines selected words from O Little Town of Bethlehem (written by Phillips Brooks after his visit to the town in 1895) with the Islamic greeting meaning ‘Peace be unto you’. At a time when Bethlehem is beset with troubles, this optimistic carol brings together the two traditions in a spirit of solidarity - ‘Peace be unto you O little town of Bethlehem!’