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Good King Wenceslas Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2045 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -
Easy to Moderate

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Christmas
 
Duration -
3:30 mins

Pages Music -
9 pages - 16 page booklet
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2003

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks


A fun arrangement of this traditional carol with dramatic roles for all, including solos for the robust but saintly King, his stammering Page, a choir of treble Angels, and storm effects for the rest. A warm-hearted, atmospheric rendition of the drama with Halley’s signature harmonies.  Great joy!
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"Paul Halley’s fresh but tasteful arrangements invigorate the latest offerings. Spiced with inventive harmonies and textures, pieces like 'Jesus Jesus Rest Your Head' and  'Good King Wenceslas' take on new life. " 

Lawrence Schenbeck, The Choral Journal

"If you want to hear some really great organ accompaniment, try “What Child is This?” and “Good King Wenceslaus” in particular and enjoy the perfect balance of the voices with the King of Instruments."
- Tony Vallilo, Waterbury, CT Chapter Dean, AGO
 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
"Good King Wenceslas"
from What Child Is This? CD
Full track below at left

Recording

What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 13


PEL1005 CD 
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  Text

Good King Wenceslas

Words: J.M. Neale     

Good King Wenceslas looked out,
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep, and crisp, and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gath’ring winter fuel.
 

“Hither, page, and stand by me, 
If thou know’st it, telling, 
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”
“Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”


“Bring me flesh, and bring me wine,
Bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear them thither.”
Page and monarch forth they went,
Forth they went together;
Through the rude wind’s wild lament,
And the bitter weather.
 

“Sire, the night is darker now,
And the wind blows stronger,
Fails my heart, I know not how;
I can go no longer.”
“Mark my footsteps, good my page;
Tread thou in them boldly;
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.”
 

In his master’s steps he trod,
Where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod
Which the saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye, who now will bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.