Saturday, July 25, 2015


One of my favorite Christmas tunes, in the mysterious Mode I chant.  Like How Joyful My Expressing, this piece comes in two versions: a hymn and an anthem.  The hymn is just the basic Mode I melody with my own simple accompaniment.  The anthem is for SATB, with a verse for men's voices, a verse for women's/boys' voices, an SATB verse to be sung a capella, and finally the full-blown final verse which ends in fortissitissimo (triple forte).


Puer Natus in Bethlehem - SATB anthem, accompanied

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