What sweeter music (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-22)   CPDL #42379:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-12-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sibelius 7 First. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: What Sweeter Music
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Robert Herrick

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2016

Description: A carol in the modern British Choral tradition. The level of difficulty is moderate - it should be no trouble for a proficient amateur choir. The ALto part splits for a while.

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Original text and translations

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What sweeter music can we bring
than a carol for to sing,
the birth of this our heav'nly King.
Awake the voice, awake the string.

We see Him come and know Him ours.
Dark night fly hence away
Honour to this day
that sees December turned to May
if we may ask the reason say:

We see Him come and know Him ours.
The darling of the world is come,
and fit it is we find a room to welcome Him.
The nobler part of all the house here is the heart.
We see Him come and know Him ours.