Here is a lively and intricate setting of the classic French carol that builds to a powerful close. In imitation of the flute and drum mentioned in the carol; the singes play back and forth with their “tu-re-lu-re-lu's” and “pat-a-pat-a-pan's” on interludes throughout the piece. After a straightforward first verse; the second presents the melody mysteriously; in pianissimo octaves; while a “tu-re-lu-re-lu” ostinato trades off in the inner parts. The third verse presents the melody in a three-part canon; and finally; anchored by a powerful 3-part women's texture reminiscent of Britten's “This Little Babe;” the fourth verse rises to a powerful and rafter-raising conclusion.
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|Publisher||Boosey & Hawkes|
| Media ||Octavo|
| Format ||SSAA|
| Length x Width x Height||10.5 x 6.75 x 0.036 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.13 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL48024876|
|Voicing Description||SATB divisi|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2020|