All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord
Arr. © 2007 GIA.
Item #: G-6743
15th c., adapt. Michael Praetorius, 1571–1621
An arrangement of the popular 15th-century carol puer nobis. From a quiet beginning that builds in volume and texture through the first four stanzas, it moves into a bold fifth stanza that shifts from triple meter into an accented duple that climaxes on the words “we sing our thanks in ceaseless praise.” It then begins a rather nicely elongated return to a quiet conclusion ending with the last sixteen bars hummed pp.
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day
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