My Christmas Card Carol for 2019
There are many songs with this title or something similar, so I figured I might as well add to the number. 🙂
For some reason, the 3/4 time always made me feel like the traditional music just didn’t give the words the weight they deserved. So this arrangement got the 4/4 treatment.
A very simple SATB or Solo arrangement of the familiar hymn.
Text written by William D. Longstaff in the 1800s; and set to an old Irish tune called “Slane.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
Old Irish text, translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905; versified by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. For solo or SSAATB choir.
Familiar lyrics (with an extra verse of my own) are set to an old Irish melody called “Slane,” which we traditionally sing using the words to “Be Thou My Vision” or “Take Time to be Holy.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
Text by Cecil Frances Alexander; Music by Joachim Neander; Arranged for easy SATB choir.
Easter anthem for SATB choir and optional flute.
13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.
Guard him, Joseph, as He slumbers; There behind the stable doors.
What shall I set upon the altar? I who must come with empty hands? With only my broken heart to offer, God will provide a Lamb.
With his blood so freely spent, He bought my soul; He paid my debt.
Music by Pietro Yon; Text by Frederick H. Martens; Arranged by Sally DeFord. For Solo, SATB or SSA, with optional flutes.
Lyrics by W.W. Phelps; Music by Thomas C. Griggs; Arrangement by Sally DeFord.