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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 nativity musical 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 Licence²£51.75
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM¹£37.95
Includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account. Instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.
Standard Packs
Book, Audio CD & Instant Performance Licence£33.75
Book, Audio CD, Instant Performance Licence & Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack (Web Order Only)£39.15
Book & Audio CD£19.95
Words on Screen™ v2 Upgrades
Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM Upgrade¹£29.95
For customers who already own the Book and Audio CD. Includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account. Instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online. CD ROM Upgrade does not include the Book.
Licences
Standard Performance Licence (price per annum)²£18.00pa
A current Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity 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.
Additional Resources
Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs£15.00
Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs£25.20
Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs£43.20

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

Words on Screen™ Online with:
(Available with the purchase of Words on Screen™ v2 Premium and Upgrade packs only)

  • An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
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.

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  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
Instant Access PDFs & MP3s

UK Primary Schools and LEA Nurseries can still pay on invoice - just select the Purchase Order payment option at the checkout.


Your Instant Access PDF & MP3 Add-on Pack includes:

  • A read only PDF of the Teacher's Book - text is not editable
  • All vocal and backing tracks of the songs for this title in an MP3 format

Please note that after placing your order online you will receive a confirmation email which provides you with a link to access your Instant Access digital download. Alternatively log in to your Out of the Ark online website account and go to your My Instant Access PDFs & MP3s section to download your files.


You will have 3 attempts to download the files - you must SAVE first before opening the zip-file containing your download.


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My Words on Screen™ Online

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  • Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
  • Open the online streaming player
  • Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product. You will find these under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.


From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs, plus other any other additional resources that are available. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.


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Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current annual Digital Site Licence or Performance Licence will be required.

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 nativities 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)
  • Continuing to stream Words on Screen™ v2 songs on multiple devices on an annual basis (beyond your free period)
  • Permitting usage of software at home for teachers for preparation purposes
  • Burning copies of CDs for rehearsal purposes
 
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