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The Flower of Holy Night

Product Code: 1450353

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A Christmas Musical
The Flower of Holy Night is based on the Mexican legend of the poinsettia. Lots of good tunes keep everything moving along. There are eight main parts, lots of special speaking parts, and plenty of non-speaking parts.
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Product Code1450353
NameThe Flower of Holy Night
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorPatricia Lee
ISMNM570244874
ISBN9781844174645
Short DescriptionA Christmas Musical
Pack Size1
Date Published12 Jul 2005
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Innovative Review by Paul Stebbings
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There's an innovative feeling about The Flower Of Holy Night. It's a musical for children between the ages of six and nine, and it derives from the Mexican legend of the poinsettia flower. Benito and his brother and sister are taking presents to the Christmas Crib. After an accident Benito gives away his carving and is left with nothing except a weed - but by the power of love it's transformed into a beautiful flower. True to Mexican religious observance, death is not excluded from the experience of joy, and the crucifixion and resurrection are implicit in the nativity.

Musically, the piece is tinged with colours from the same tradition. Castanets are heard in the backing track to some songs, including a manageable dotted 3/8 in the opening number. The march of the three wise men rather obviously derives from the farandole in Bizet's L'Arlesienne. The most popular of the six songs is likely to be Hurry, Do, which incorporates a brisk dance as gifts are brought to the crib. The music as a whole is not as interesting as the story. (Posted on 27/04/2010)

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