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By Francis Osentowski, DMA University of North Texas

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Choral Choir (SAB) - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Francis Osentowski, DMA University of North Texas. Christmas, Praise & Worship, Sacred. Octavo. 5 pages. Francis Osentowski #5967. Published by Francis Osentowski (A0.953845).

Item Number: A0.953845

Cradle Song (SAB) is a new composition that’s perfect for the Christmas season. It was inspired by a text from the great 18th century English hymn writer Isaacs Watts. In addition to 700 hymns, Watts wrote Joy to the World and is considered the father of the English hymn. In my piece I used a few of Watts' most attractive lines including, "Heavenly blessings without number, gently falling on thy head," and omitted those referring to "Horned oxen, cursed sinners and burning flames." Cradle Song incorporates "lush" modern harmonies and attractive piano interludes. Pianists may recognize subtle references to Chopin’s famous Prelude in D-flat, the "Raindrop Prelude." To me, "raindrops falling" helped paint an emotional picture of heavenly blessings gently falling on the Christ child. Comfortable vocal ranges and modern harmonies are prepared by careful voice leading to make the music "sing-able" by young choirs through advanced ensembles. Cradle Song is available in multiple formats including SATB, SAB, and Two-Part Treble for small choirs or two soloists. NOTE: The SAB version is intended for young choirs with soprano, alto and baritone voices.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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