Noel des marins (Sailors' Carol)
SSAA choir (with piano) - Easy-Medium
Composed by Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944). Christmas, Sacred. Choral octavo. With Text language: English. Published by Treble Clef Music Press (TC.TC-276).
Item Number: TC.TC-276
This original setting of a poem by Armand Silvestre has dark, powerful sections contrasting the beauty of Christmas candles on land with the darkness and danger of the sea. Gentle sections with rocking rhythms remind the absent sailors of the children they have left at home, and ask for their prayers. The piece closes with an image of the prayers of those on land, and the hymns of the sailors, meeting and crossing in the space which separates them.