Shepherds’ Farewell, from “L’Enfance du Christ” (string quartet)
Title: The Shepherds’ Farewell, from the oratorio L’Enfance du Christ, op. 25
Composer: Hector Berlioz, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola, Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Always a Christmas favorite, the Shepherds’ Farewell is the best known movement from L’Enfance du Christ. Its lyricism is soothing and uplifting.