Christmas Anthem (James P. Carrell)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-08)   CPDL #43028:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads converted to oval shapes. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-02-08)   CPDL #43027:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-02-08).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note heads in shapenote (4-shape) format, as originally published in 1821.

General Information

Title: Christmas Anthem
First Line: Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes
Composer: James P. Carrell
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1821 in Songs of Zion, pp. 52-53.

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1706, Horae Lyricae, poem entitled The Nativity of Christ, with four stanzas. Carrell used all four stanzas of Watts' poem in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes.