SATB choir (divisi, a cappella) - Intermediate
Composed by Craig Courtney. Choral. Te Deum Choral Series. Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Roger Dean Publishing #10/1820R. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.10-1820R).
Item Number: LO.10-1820R
These three settings are lyric and contemplative, painting a musical portrait of the birth of Christ. "Calm on the Listening Ear of Night" sets the mood by providing a backdrop of the Bethlehem countryside. "All Hail, Thou Noble Guest" is a gentle, stylized minuet of thanksgiving and adoration for the Savior's gift of salvation. "Only a Manger" speaks of the incarnation -- the infinite shining through the finite.