Two-part (SA) or SAB choir, and keyboard (organ or harpsichord). An arrangement of a gem by late-Renaissance German master Schein's O Schönestes Kinderlein. Beautiful, and approachable, polyphony.
O lovely child, to whom the angels sing
and their glad tidings bring,
their praises echoing.
To you and all the nations of the earth
proclaim the new Messiah's birth.
Awake and greet this happy morn,
the savior of the world is born.