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Allen Orton Gibbs Summer in Winter

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB+
Original Publication
So, You Have a Cathedral Choir!
Difficulty
Moderately Difficult
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB (divisi) Choir. Maybe Allen Orton Gibbs' finest choral work! (This from folks who know...) Wonderful musical imagery highlights this familiar Richard Crashaw text. Difficult, but if you have the choir to do it, this is a beauty!

Gloomy night embraced the place
Where the noble Infant lay.
The Babe looked up and showed His face;
In spite of darkness, it was day.
It was Thy day, Sweet! and did rise
Not from the East, but from Thine eyes.

Welcome, all Wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span.
Summer to winter, day in night,
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little One! Whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heaven to earth.

Alleluia.

Contact

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

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