Three equal voices, in canon, and piano. An arrangement of the medieval Song of the Ass. Text in both Latin and English.
Pulcher et fortissimus
From the lands of Orient
Was the donkey heavenly sent
Strong and very fair was she
Bearing burdens happily
Following the distant star
Came the Wise Men from afar
And with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger bed.
In that heavenly country bright
Need they no created light
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore.
As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger cold and bare
So may we our treasures bring
Christ, to thee, our Heavenly King.