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Mark Schweizer Orientis Partibus

Anthems, ,
Keyboard [organ/piano]
3-part (equal voices), Children's Choir
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Three equal voices, in canon, and piano. An arrangement of the medieval Song of the Ass. Text in both Latin and English.

Orientis partibus
Adventavit asinus
Pulcher et fortissimus
Sarcinis aptissimus
Cante alleluia!

From the lands of Orient
Was the donkey heavenly sent
Strong and very fair was she
Bearing burdens happily
Sing Alleluia!

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.

Sing Alleluia.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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