A Christmas Carol

Scoring

SATB-SATB

Details

3:30
2007

The Princeton Singers
Steven Sametz, director

The Princeton Singers. 2007

Steven Sametz Publications

Program Notes

This simple lullaby for the nativity is scored for double choir (SSA-TTB) in a bitonal setting with gentle dissonances that resolve in the final “Amen.”

 

Text

Gloir be to God eternallie,

Which gave his only Son for me:

The Angels rejoice for joy to hear,

The gracious gift of this new year!

Medieval text  (Glory be to God) -Paraphrase attributed to James, John  and Robert Wedderburn (circa 1567)