What sound upon the midnight air? (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 145 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: What Sound Upon the Midnight Air?
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano
, flute (optional)
Published: composer

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Original text and translations

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What sound upon the midnight air o'er Bethlehem is ringing?
The echo of an anthem fair
In answer to an ageless prayer;
The angels joyful tidings bear,
And cannot cease from singing:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
And on the earth be peace, goodwill toward men.

What light hath rent the midnight sky, from realms celestial springing?
O'er Judah mighty legions fly,
Ablaze in glory from on high;
Creation trembles at their cry,
And cannot cease from singing:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
And on the earth be peace, goodwill toward men.

Sing gloria, ye men and angels mingling!
Abide in peace,
Goodwill increase,
And never cease from singing:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!