March 29, 2017

Three Christmas Songs (1964)

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Alleluia
Christmas Prayer

Cherubin Song

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For unaccompanied SA voices, with optional soli instrumental doubling
Level: easy, 3’35”

Program Notes:

Written when an undergraduate at New England Conservatory. Appropriate for Christmas services and concerts.

 

Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia.

Shepherds’ cross the fields have come, come to praise the savior of mankind; come to praise the Lord!

Angels sing their “Gloria” for the child is born, Jesus is born; come to praise the Lord!

Three kings from the East have come, come to praise the Christ, the son of God; come to praise the Lord!

 

Christmas Prayer

Father, hear our Christmas prayer listen as we praise the birth of Christ, the Lord. Jesus did’st thou send to earth; on a peaceful night, he came to Bethlehem.

In the Virgin’s womb conceived, born to cleanse the world of pain and sin; born to teach the word of God, “Peace on earth and to all men good will.”

Father, forgive our sins in the name of Christ, who taught us to repent.
Father hear our Christmas prayer; listen as we praise the Christ, we praise Thy Son.

 

Cherubin Song

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la!

Angels sing and shepherds dance,
La la la la la la la la!
Praising Christ the Son of God!
La la la la la la la la!

Laud the Child of God now born!
La la la la la la la la!
Hail to Christ in Bethlehem!
La la la la la la la la!

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