On Christmas NightWords adapted from "As With Gladness Men of Old" by William C. Dix / music, and additional words, by Ruth Morris Gray SATB Choral Octavo Item: 00-48838
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This sweet setting is an adaptation of the "As with Gladness Men of Old" text about those who followed the star. Concise vocal ranges, sensible phrasing, and a naturally flowing poetic meter make for manageable preparation during the busiest time of year. Ruth's ability to construct a lyrical melody, memorable piano motives, and logical voice parts shines clearly through. Several satisfying suspensions and a momentary tonal shift provide a warm harmonic backdrop. Be sure to observe the expressive dynamic and tempo markings to shape the most musical performance. A lovely selection for both concert and worship.