6th December 2015. Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset.
Dedicated to Lisa Piper. Written for Nigel Edwards and the Parnham Voices.
Duration: c. 3′
Text: Anon., ca. 1883, Philadelphia
Music: melody J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921;
arranged by Mark Hewitt 2014
Programme note by the composer:
I have to confess I have taken some liberties with this iconic Christmas melody.
I hope my setting still captures some of the innocence and quietude of the original.
In contrast, the third verse becomes a more elaborate, polyphonic texture.
Score format = A4
File type = pdf file
No. of pages = 8
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