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Christmas wonder : an anthology of verse and song

Author: Waldo Beach
Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poems and carols with piano accompaniment reflect the spiritual side of Christmas.
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Genre/Form: Carols
Christmas music
Poetry
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Waldo Beach
ISBN: 0800610601 9780800610609
OCLC Number: 753747
Notes: The songs are principally for chorus (SATB) unacc.
Description: 1 score (95 pages) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Song, Glory to God in the highest: Of the Father's love begotten. Wake, awake, for night is flying. Break forth, o beauteous heavenly light. O morning star, how fair and bright --
Verse, Anticipation: There is no rose / anonymous. Annunciation / Sally R. Hallowell. Unto us a Son is given / Alice Meynell. Nowel / Walter de la Mare. A Christmas blessing / Chris Jossi --
Verse, The event: Son of the house / Frances Bellerby. From spiralling ecstatically this / E.E. Cummings. And pondered them in her heart / Ruth Gordon. The holy merriment / Arnold Kenseth. The shepherd speaks / John Erskine. A cradle song / Padraic Colum. A Christmas carol / G.K. Chesterton --
Song, Carols at the cradle: I sing of a maiden. Coventry carol. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming. O Jesu so meek. Lay down your staffs, O shepherds. Happy Bethlehem. The sleep of the Child Jesus. A cradle song of the Blessed Virgin. In the bleak midwinter --
Verse, The animals: The oxen / Thomas Hardy. How the beasts keep Christmas / Phyllis McGinley. Christmas in the woods / Frances Frost. Twelfth night (The song of the camels) / Elizabeth Coatsworth. The storke / anonymous. God bless the little things / Margaret Murray --Verse, Paradox and irony: "I saw a stable" ; Our Lady / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge. Prayer for a new mother / Dorothy Parker. The wise men / Paul Engle. Christmas encounter / Douglas Knight. A Christmas hymn / Richard Wilbur --
Song, A garland of familiar hymns and carols: The first Noel. Hark! the herald angels sing. Angels we have heard on high. Silent night. What child is this. Away in a manger. Once in royal David's city. O come, all ye faithful --
Verse, The mystery and the meaning: At the creche / Arnold Kenseth. A Christmas cross / William Boyd Allen. Discord and resolution / Amos N. Wilder. Conference in December / David Morton. The ballad of Befana / Phyllis McGinley. To a young wretch / Robert Frost. The house of Christmas / G.K. Chesterton --
Song, Rejoice, rejoice: O little town of Bethlehem. All my heart this night rejoices. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning. Shepherds! shake off your drowsy sleep. In dulci jubilo. There's a song in the air. How shall I fitly meet thee.
Responsibility: edited by Waldo Beach.

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