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Johannes Brahms The White Dove (SATB)

Keyboard [organ/piano], Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Moderately Easy
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SATB a cappella (optional accompaniment). A German folksong (Täublein Weiss) arranged by Brahms and here given an Advent text by the editors. Lovely and rich — an unexpected gem from one of the Three B's!  Also available for 2 or 3 part choir and accompaniment.

A dove as white as winter,
From heaven came to earth,
And greeted there a maiden,
Of humble birth.

She bowed her head
And listened to his words.
That she, above all others,
Was favored by the Lord.
Kyrie eleison.

The heavenly gates will open,
Thou shalt have a son;
Emmanuel the most high,
the King, the Chosen One.
For know, a blessed mother
shalt thou be.
All coming generations
Will laud and honor thee.
Kyrie eleison.

Our hope and expectation
O Jesus appear.
Arise, thou sun, so longed for
Above this darkened sphere.
With hearts and hands uplifted,
Lord to see
the day of earth's redemption,
And ever be with thee.
Kyrie Eleison.


Amy Simons
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323


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