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'Tis Winter Now Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2013 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir Unaccompanied

Level of Difficulty - Difficult


Uses/Season -
Christmas/Winter Concert, Epiphany, Service Anthem
Duration -
3:00 mins

Pages Music -
5 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SATB unaccompanied choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1997

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks


An multi-divisi a cappella arrangement of a traditional English melody and the evocative text by Samuel Longfellow. An apparently simple and austere setting which requires excellent tuning to make an effective presentation. Held notes hang in the air like crystals.
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“Longfellow’s poem is a richly atmospheric text not specifically tied to Christmas, but quite handy for a cold week sometime after Epiphany when a ‘general’ anthem seems to be in need. Global warming may soon put this piece out of business, but until it does, Halley’s setting evokes the frigid air as effectively as anything since Vivaldi’s fourth Season.”  - The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians      
 
  Sound Clip ◙♫
from What Child Is This? CD

Recording

What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 12


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  Text

‘Tis Winter Now 

Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)

‘Tis winter now; the fallen snow
Has left the heavens all coldly clear;
Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow,
And all the earth lies dead and drear. 

And yet God’s love is not withdrawn;
His life within the keen air breathes;
His beauty paints the crimson dawn,
And clothes the boughs with glittering wreaths. 

And though abroad the sharp winds blow,
And skies are chill, and frosts are keen,
Home closer draws her circle now,
And warmer glows her light within. 

O God! who gives the winter’s cold,
As well as summer’s joyous rays,
Us warmly in thy love enfold,
And keep us through life’s wintry days.