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Wexford Carol

for satb chorus

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for SATB Chorus and Piano
optional String Quartet / Quintet, Oboe and Percussion

Available soon - TTBB

Traditional Irish, 12th Century
Beckenhorst Press - BP2191


A haunting arrangement of the familiar Wexford Carol for SATB choir and piano becomes increasingly rich and textured with the addition of oboe, percussion and string quartet/quintet. The Christmas story unfolds with the contrast of increasing intensity and quiet wonder.


Good people all, this Christmas time Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending His beloved Son With Mary holy we should pray To God with love this Christmas day In Bethlehem upon that morn' There was a blessed Messiah born Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep To whom God's angels did appear Which put the shepherds in great fear "Prepare and go", the angels said "To Bethlehem, be not afraid For there you'll find this happy morn' A princely Babe, sweet Jesus born" With thankful heart and joyful mind The shepherds went that Babe to find And as God's angel had foretold They did our Savior Christ behold Within a manger He was laid And by his side the Virgin maid As long foretold upon that morn' There was a blessed Messiah born - Traditional Irish, 12th Century

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