Advent Calendar 18 – A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

This carol is entirely new to me, but it looked pretty, and I liked its early music harmonies and dancing rhythm.

It’s a traditional German carol, which was harmonised in the early 17th century by Johann Hermann Schein, a composer I had never previously heard of (I just looked him up, and he lived rather a sad life and died when he was just the age I am now, poor man). It’s a really lovely arrangement, so I might seek out more of his work.

I chose to sing only five of the eight verses, because beautiful as it is, eight verses is a LOT, especially the night before you are hosting Christmas dinner for your in-laws! I hope you like this one as much as I do!

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