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A Nativity You Can Count On
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Christmas Counts
A Nativity You Can Count On

by Matthew Newman
Ages: 3-6

You’ll be counting your blessings with this delightful Christmas play that has 8 simple songs and a great script, easily adaptable for any performance. Let the Christmas countdown begin! Available with Words on Screen™ v2.



A brilliantly inventive new musical nativity for young children – a 20 minute masterpiece of thoughtful fun!
John Dabell Teach Primary Magazine


A Performance Licence is required to perform Christmas Counts. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

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Product TypePriceQty
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2
Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM & Instant Performance Licence²AU$100.00
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹AU$70.00
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance LicenceAU$60.00
Book & Audio CDAU$40.00
Words on Screen™ v2 Upgrades
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM Upgrade¹AU$55.00
For customers who already own the Book and Audio CD. CD ROM Upgrade does not include the Book.
Licences
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)²AU$40.00pa
A current Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. Purchase either an Instant Performance Licence or a Standard Performance Licence; the Instant Licence is discounted within the pack prices above.

Details

About Christmas Counts

  • Ideal for ages 3-6 – includes a very simple script and easy-to-learn songs that are especially suitable for younger children
  • Available with a Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!
It’s the first Christmas night in Bethlehem and a group of census-takers are carrying out Caesar’s urgent decree that everyone in his empire should be counted. They count the people of Bethlehem, the wise men and their camels and nearly fall asleep counting sheep with the shepherds. Then, a countless host of angels appear with the good news of Jesus’ birth, which sends the shepherds running right to the stable to meet Mary and Joseph and one special baby. There they realise that Jesus being born shows how much God cares and how Christmas counts for everyone.


A Performance Licence is required to perform Christmas Counts. You are able to purchase an Instant Performance Licence when you purchase this product, or a Standard Performance Licence at any time. For more information, please see below.

Additional Information

ISBN9781911430049 Book & CD / 9781911430056 Book & CD ROM
Ages3-6
What's Included

Teachers Book with:

  • Character List
  • Fun curriculum links
  • Simple script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 8 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Percussion ideas for some of the songs
  • Licence and copyright details

Audio CD with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks

Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM with:

  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this nativity)
  • Licence & copyright details
Running TimeTotal performance: 21 minutes approx
Total length of music: 14 minutes approx
Performance duration: 7 minutes approx
Songs - Click To Listen
Sample Scriptview script sample
Cast List

view character list and staging ideas


There are 12 speaking parts and at least 20 non-speaking parts. The speaking parts can easily be increased if the narrator’s part is split between lots of children, the census-takers’ lines are split between more than four census-takers; and you have two innkeepers instead of one, dividing the lines equally between them.

Teach Primary Review

A brilliantly inventive new musical nativity for young children – a 20 minute masterpiece of thoughtful fun!
John Dabell – Teach Primary Magazine

Words on Screen™ v2 What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here or play the sample video from this title below.

Words on Screen™ v2 System Requirements Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences


¹Included with this option is a single user licence, allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.


²To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please select the Instant Performance Licence option which includes extended digital rights, or purchase a separate Standard Performance Licence.


Performance Licence Information

A performance licence is required to perform this copyrighted musical to an audience (other than exclusively to pupils and staff).

  • Licences are available as either a Standard Performance Licence or an Instant Performance Licence
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made
  • All of our Performance Licences cover any number of performances within the 12 months from date of ordering
  • A new Standard Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence

In addition, with so many of our musicals and Christmas plays purchased in digital format, teachers need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Standard or Instant Performance Licence will also cover you for the following digital usages:

  • Installing songs for Words on Screen™ on a network or on multiple computers on the school’s premises
  • Uploading digital content to the school’s intranet or learning platform
  • Copying audio tracks to your computer music library (eg iTunes)
  • Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes
  • Burning copies of Audio CDs for rehearsal purposes

For further information on licensing click here or call our Customer Services team on 1 800 850 777.


When photocopying or reproducing Out of the Ark material, copyright rules apply. Photocopying of song lyrics or music scores may only be carried out if your school/organisation has a relevant photocopying licence. All photocopying must be recorded on the licence log.

 
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