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Two Christmas Lullabies Online Anthem

Christmas anthems for SATB voices, solo, a cappella (arr. by Jerry Ulrich)
  • By Jerry Ulrich
1. “Here ‘Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild” (traditional French carol); and 2. “Wither’s Rocking Hymn” (traditional 17th century hymn. “Here ‘Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild” opens as a solo stating this gentle melody set beautifully in D minor. Women enter at measure 9 with a repeat of this same stanza’s text. Men enter at measure 10, briefly in canon with the soprano, maintaining a pedal introduced by the altos. Voices gradually divide into a more clearly defined vertical relationship leading to the quiet closing statement, “Love.” “Wither’s Rocking Hymn” is a solo accompanied by choir. The four-part “oo” creates a blanket of harmonic color on which the soloist “rocks” and comforts the crying child. Through-composed, this requires experienced singers to sustain the tonality. The rhythms of both selections are easy to follow and the ranges are well within the means of most four-part choirs. PERFORMANCE OPTIONS include doubling the choral parts at the keyboard for vocal security with less-experienced singers. These anthems may be sung independently on separate Sundays, or together as a unit since each is brief. APPROPRIATE DAYS: Christmas Eve, or Sundays in Christmastide. AGE APPROPRIATENESS: Adults VOCAL DIFFICULTY: Difficult

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780687080441
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9780687080441
    • ISBN 10: 0687080444
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2003
    • Format: Downloadable Anthem
    • Author: Jerry Ulrich
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