I Know a Flower

Paul Ritchie

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: Tr. "Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen," 1599

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

This translation of “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen” (more commonly translated as “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”) includes the medieval imagery of Christ as the flower that “springeth from earth.” The doxology portion also makes reference to “Mary, God’s own Mother,” making the piece of worthy consideration for repertoire on January 1. The melody is passed between tenors and sopranos, while the remaining voices take up a wordless choral accompaniment.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Advent, Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day, Mary, Mother of God

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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