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Sound Over All Waters Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2081

Voicing/Instrumentation -
Soprano Solo, SATB Choir and Piano
Optional bass/guitar & organ
(and percussion)

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season -
Festival, Concert, Alt. Service Anthem, Missa Gaia Concert
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music -
7 pages music - 12 page booklet
Format -
Soprano solo, SATB/piano
choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1982

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only


 
 
 
Description/Remarks

Written in honor of Coretta Scott King, this piece gives John Greenleaf Whittier’s text, “A Christmas Carmen”, broad expression in an upbeat setting featuring soprano solo and rich choral underlay. 
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This work was created in 1982 on the occasion that Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the sermon during the Sunday morning worship service at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine, New York City, where Paul Halley was Director of Music.

 
 

Sound Clip ◙♫
"Sound Over All Waters"
from Sound Over All Waters CD
Theresa Thomason & Paul Halley
Full track below at left

Recording
Sound Over All Waters CD
PEL1001CD - Track 5



PEL1001 CD
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Text

Sound Over All Waters

“A Christmas Carmen” by John Greenleaf Whittier 

Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born;
With glad jubilations bring hope to the nations: 

The dark night is ending and dawn has begun.
Arise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun.
All speech flows to music, all hearts beat as one.
The dark night is ending, and dawn has begun. 

Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of peace,
East, west, north and south, let the long quarrels cease;
Sing the song of great joy that the angels began,
Sing of glory to God, and of good will to man!
Joining in chorus, the heavens bend o’er us: