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What Child Is This? Publication Details

 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2038 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty - Moderate to Difficult


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

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

Copyright Year - 2001

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks


PEL2038 What Child Is This? was arranged by Paul Halley for his semi-professional choral ensemble, Gaudeamus, in 2001 for the Christmas Angelicus concert series. The traditional English melody and William Chatterton Dix’s familiar text are presented in a fresh and dazzling new arrangement, with harmonies that are unmistakably jazz-inspired. The effect is rich and majestic, with an ethereal ending.
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"Halley’s own arrangements are pleasingly inventive." - Gramophone Magazine

"I am particularly thrilled with the arrangements of What Child Is This, Angelus Ad Virginem and Watts’ Cradle Hymn." -  Richard Gladwell, With Heart and Voice, NPR


from A King's Christmas 2014 - LIVE in Halifax

 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
from What Child Is This? CD

Recording

What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 1


PEL1005 CD 
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"What Child Is This?" from the recording 'What Child Is This?'
 
 
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  Text

What Child Is This?

William Chatterton Dix, c. 1865

What child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping,
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds, watch are keeping? 
 

Refrain:
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary.
 

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant, king, to own him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone him.