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Sweet Was The Song

A Christmas Carol for SATB & organ

By Iain Farrington

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A Christmas Carol for SATB & organ. Composed by Iain Farrington. Boosey & Hawkes Sacred Choral. Octavo. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060130359. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48023699).

Item Number: HL.48023699

ISBN 1784541192. 6.75x10.5 inches.

Sweet was the Song is a traditional English carol dating from the 16th century depicting the Virgin Mary singing a lullaby to the new-born Jesus. This setting for mixed voices (no divisi) and organ reflects the text with gentle rocking phrases, static harmonies and a simple melodic line. The music is coloured by soft dissonances, conveying a sense of mystery and uncertainty.