A Carol to the King

A Carol to the King

There are many songs with this title or something similar, so I figured I might as well add to the number. 🙂

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

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.

City of David

Take Time to Be Holy

Text written by William D. Longstaff in the 1800s; and set to an old Irish tune called “Slane.” For solo or SSAATB choir.

City of David

Be Thou My Vision

Old Irish text, translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905; versified by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. For solo or SSAATB choir.

City of David

Away in a Manger (“Slane” melody)

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.

City of David

He is Risen!

Text by Cecil Frances Alexander; Music by Joachim Neander; Arranged for easy SATB choir.

City of David

He is Born, the Child Divine

13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.

City of David

Guard Him, Joseph

Guard him, Joseph, as He slumbers; There behind the stable doors.

City of David

God Will Provide a Lamb

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.

City of David

Gethsemane

With his blood so freely spent, He bought my soul; He paid my debt.

City of David

Gesù, Bambino

Music by Pietro Yon; Text by Frederick H. Martens; Arranged by Sally DeFord. For Solo, SATB or SSA, with optional flutes.