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979-0-57036-775-7 As-salāmu ʿalaykum Bethlehem – Choral score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£2.75)


As-salāmu ʿalaykum Bethlehem combines selected words from O Little Town of Bethlehem (written by Phillips Brooks after his visit to the town in 1895) with the Islamic greeting meaning ‘Peace be unto you’. At a time when Bethlehem is beset with troubles, this optimistic carol brings together the two traditions in a spirit of solidarity - ‘Peace be unto you O little town of Bethlehem!’


3 minutes
Phillips Brooks
Composition date


16 December 2017

St. Ann’s Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF

Kantos (conducted by Ellie Slorach)