SATB choir with organ accompaniment (optional brass quartet). Text by William Austin. A rollicking and joyful carol in 6/8. Great fun! For Easter, sure, but why not Christmas as well!
What does a ro,Oster have to do with Christmas? William Shakespeare explained it well in Act I, Scene One of Hamlet:
Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
Shakespeare and Austin were contemporaries, so it's no surprise that they would reference the same legend in their respective works.
The full score and parts are in the EXTRAS (ZIP) file. Trumpet 1 and 2 in B-flat, Horn in F or Trombone (same part), Bass Trombone or Tuba.
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