No – this is not a new tune to these familiar words! I was asked by Michael Pohlenz, Director of Music at Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado, to arrange Grüber’s well known carol for choir and congregation, using a small orchestra, including harp and organ. In particular this needed to be a version with plenty for the congregation to do, rather than an elaborate choral setting. I hope that my simple arrangement, which included a 3-part descant in the last verse, fitted the bill – I believe it was incorporated into their Christmas Eve service.
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