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Christmas Day

By Mark Schweizer

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Christmas Day (Choral). Composed by Mark Schweizer. For SATB. Sacred/Christmas. Published by Voice of the Rockies (VR.VOR89C02).

19th Century writer Gerard Manley Hopkins provides the text for this short, effective prayer for Christmas day. (&.But the Bethlehem star may lead me to the sight of him who freed me from the self that I have been. Make me pure, Lord: Thou art holy, Make me meek, Lord: Thou wert lowly. Now beginning and always; Now begin on Christmas Day.) This is short, quiet and meditative. The repetitious passacaglia drone is almost mesmerizing. Goes into optional SATB parts only for six measures in the middle. The rest is unison.

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