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Name: A Christmas Carol

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Price: 32

VAT-Price: 40

PDF: A Christmas Carol0706.2.pdf

Setting: SATB + Soprano solo

Language: English

Theme: Christmas

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In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, 

earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; 

snow had fallen, snow on snow, 

in the bleak midwinter, long ago.


Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; 

heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. 

In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed 

the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ. 


Enough for him, whom Cherubim worship night and day

A breast full of milk and a manger full of hay.

Enough for him, whom angels fall down before,

The ox and ass and camel which adore.


What can I give him, poor as I am? 

If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; 

if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; 

yet what I can I give him: give my heart.


Christina Rossetti



Comment:


I got this song as a birthday present for my 50th birthday from Gabriel, 9 years. Receive this song - and give it away to others - with the open and clear mind and voice of a child, and the gift will be blessed.  


Follow this link to your Christmas gift this season;

A song with a rhyme and certainly, with reason,

a song that surprised us all by its joy

composed by our own little drummer boy,

and sung by his mother, it’s precious, it is fair

as the crystals of the dancing snowflakes through the air.

With this gift we do hope you will all heed the call

from the bells of our lovely Klockaregård

and give to the world from your most precious part

more precious than gold; your own open heart!

Tips for rehearsal and performance:  

The "chimes-ostinato" can be played on tubular bells / glockenspiel or sung, or both as in the recording. Let it create that shimmering Christmas feeling without taking over from the melody. Apart from the chimes you can perform the song with piano for more variation and dynamics, but it can also be sung á capella. The solo verse can be sung by a child, as well as the last verse with its message of innocence and purity.


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Listen to a recording here;

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