"The birth of Jesus" from God With Us
"The birth of Jesus" for viola and cello is part of the larger work God With Us that illustrates man’s relationship with God through the idea of “home.” Music for string quartet, clarinet, and piano underscores ten texts that trace the idea of “home” through man’s design to be at home with God, our loss of that home, and God’s restoration of that home through Christ.
"Mary" is meant to underscore the reading of Matthew 1:18-25.
God With Us was commissioned by Hope Chapel in Greensboro, NC for their 2019 Lessons and Carols service. The work was also generously supported by Arts Letters & Numbers in Averill Park, NY through an artist residency in June 2019.
The larger work can be purchased here: https://payhip.com/b/n0Z2, and more information can be found here: https://www.robinmclaughlincomposer.com/full-services/god-with-us
The text in this album is taken from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Used by permission. All rights reserved. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, is adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved.