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A Child Is Born (ver. 1) by Thad Jones - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
A Child is Born is a poetic Christmas drama in one act by Stephen Vincent Benet. First presented on radio on December 21, 1942 as part of the anthology program Cavalcade of America, [1], the production starred the famous husband-and-wife team of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Later, it began to be presented on television, in productions which starred such actors as Gene Lockhart and Fay Bainter.[2] Largely written in rhyming verse, the play relates the story of the birth of Christ through the eyes of an innkeeper and his wife. The drama was presented on television many times during the Golden Age of Television, on such anthologies as Actors Studio[3],Lux Video Theatre,[2] General Electric Theater [4] and Kraft Television Theatre, but has not been seen on American television since 1956. The song "A Child is Born" has been recorded by a number of jazz musicians including Richard Davis, Kenny.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Thaddeus Joseph Jones (March 28, 1923 – August 21, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. Thad Jones was born in Pontiac, Michigan to a musical family of ten (an older brother was pianist Hank Jones and a younger brother was drummer Elvin Jones). Thad Jones was a self taught musician, performing professionally by the age of sixteen. He served in U.S. Army bands during World War II (1943-46). After the war, Thad Jones continued his professional music career, eventually winding up with Count Basie in 1954, for whom he arranged, composed, and performed. He stayed with Basie for nine years. Thad achieved critical acclaim during this time, but not for his work with Basie. Much of Jones's music was stylistically original and didn't always fit in with the Basie group which he left in 1963. In the early sixties he became a free lance arranger and performer in the New York area. A Child is Born is a poetic Christmas drama in one act by Stephen Vincent Benet. First presented on radio on December 21, 1942 as part of the anthology program Cavalcade of America, [1], the production starred the famous husband-and-wife team of Alfred.
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