COMPLETE PLAY: A Mystery Play in Honor of the Nativity of Our Lord by Robert Hugh Benson-mas

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A Mystery Play in Honor of the Nativity of Our Lord, by Robert Hugh Benson (1871 - 1914)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-mystery-play-by-robert-hugh-benson/
A beautiful play perfect for Christmas time by Robert Hugh Benson. (Summary by Mozartjr)
MaryAnn and Elijah have taken this over as BC and DPL to try and get it finished. If you are interested in editing any of the scenes, please post in the thread!

SINGERS:Here are the links to audio files for you to sing along with:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Preface/Prologue): use music here to find parts, and sing in the same key and tempo as gooseandcaboose's completed part: https://my.hymnary.org/song/1549/god-rest-ye-merry-gentlemen?instrument=full&capo=None&
When Christ was Born of Mary Free: (Scene 1) https://youtu.be/3eNwxF-dL6U
A Virgin Unspotted: (Scene 1): https://youtu.be/o2FJgjxzgQw
The Lord at First Did Adam Make (Scene 1, for Martha and Abel, and Chorus:)https://youtu.be/s7qprs2X6bI
Come Let Us All Sweet Carols Sing (Scene 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGYc_57JveA Sheet Music: https://hymnary.org/hymn/CCNO1878/49
The First Nowell (Scene 3): https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/The_First_Nowell-Scene_3.MP3
Coventry Carol (Scene 4): https://youtu.be/QIvH5GdY4JE
Like Silver Lamps in a Distant Shrine (Scene 4): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxT_pAmq3Jo Sheet Music: https://hymnary.org/text/like_silver_lamps_in_a_distant_shrine
We Three Kings (Scene 5): https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/We_Three_Kings-Scene_5.MP3
The others will be posted soon.

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cu31924013588011/page/n9/mode/2up
No scripts needed; the text above specifies what everyone should read.

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BC: Mozartjr
MC: MaryAnnSpeigel
Narrator: Mozartjr
Editor: Mozartjr

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Last edited by Mozartjr on March 11th, 2023, 3:17 pm, edited 11 times in total.
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Post by alanmapstone »

Hi
This looks an interesting project. I wondered what your plans are for the Choruses, as a regular choral singer I would happy to lend a voice.

Otherwise I would be glad to read Zachary. Also lend a hand with PLing or anything else. :)
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alanmapstone wrote: November 8th, 2021, 9:06 am Hi
This looks an interesting project. I wondered what your plans are for the Choruses, as a regular choral singer I would happy to lend a voice.

Otherwise I would be glad to read Zachary. Also lend a hand with PLing or anything else. :)
Well, I was going to have hopefully four or five singers, and would be happy if you could help with that :) But you can also be Zachary, if you would like. :wink: I'm going to hopefully have music scripts/audio files uploaded soon to help the singers.
Thanks,
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Mozart,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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MaryAnnSpiegel wrote: November 8th, 2021, 5:20 pm Mozart,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Thanks! :thumbs:
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May I read David?
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MaryAnnSpiegel wrote: November 8th, 2021, 5:20 pm Mozart,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
MW finished.
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Salvationist wrote: November 9th, 2021, 10:11 am May I read David?
Sure thing! :thumbs:
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alanmapstone wrote: November 8th, 2021, 9:06 am Hi
This looks an interesting project. I wondered what your plans are for the Choruses, as a regular choral singer I would happy to lend a voice.

Otherwise I would be glad to read Zachary. Also lend a hand with PLing or anything else. :)
I went ahead and put you in as Zachary, just so that no one claims it. Have you decided if you want to do it?
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Mozartjr wrote: November 9th, 2021, 10:42 am
alanmapstone wrote: November 8th, 2021, 9:06 am This looks an interesting project. I wondered what your plans are for the Choruses, as a regular choral singer I would happy to lend a voice.
Otherwise I would be glad to read Zachary. Also lend a hand with PLing or anything else. :)
I went ahead and put you in as Zachary, just so that no one claims it. Have you decided if you want to do it?
Hi
Yes, I would like to read Zachary :)
Also my offer to help with the singing still stands when you have your plans for that sorted out :)
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If it's not a singing part, I would be glad to read the Herald.
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silverquill wrote: November 9th, 2021, 11:29 am If it's not a singing part, I would be glad to read the Herald.
Hi Larry,
No, thats not a singing part! Herald is yours! :thumbs:
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Hi
Yes, I would like to read Zachary :)
Also my offer to help with the singing still stands when you have your plans for that sorted out :)
Alright, I'll go ahead and put you in for the Choir Member No. 1. I'll have the music out hopefully by next week, for you to sing along with. You will also be singing the part for the Angels in Scene 4, on top of the other songs, so that I don't have to find all new singers for that.
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I'd like to claim Angel in Scene 3
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kianeg wrote: November 9th, 2021, 9:41 pm I'd like to claim Angel in Scene 3
Angel is yours! Thank you :thumbs:
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