And all the stars looked down

And all the stars looked down (2007)
SSATBB unaccompanied
This setting of a haunting and memorable poem by G. K. Chesterton contrasts the traditional manger-scene with the real world outside.
Oxford University Press: details here
(Also available in the collections The Ivy and the Holly (more details)
Recorded by The Sixteen (dir. Harry Christophers) on Song of the Nativity (Coro COR16146), by Vocal Group Concert Clemens (dir. Carsten Seyer-Hansen) on There is No Rose (Orchid Classics ORC100062), and by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge (dir. Sarah MacDonald) on O Come Emmanuel (Regent REGCD456). Here’s a link to The Sixteen recording

Alan Bullard talks about this carol here

Excerpt from Selwyn College recording