Today Is Born Our Savior

A Psalm for Mass at Midnight

by Francis Patrick O'Brien

Ref. © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL. Verse Adapt. and Music © 2002 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SAB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Separate Instruments: Flute, Trumpet in B-flat

Text Source: Psalm 96:1–3, 11–13; ref.: Lectionary for Mass; vv. adapt. Francis Patrick O'Brien

Music Source: Ref. based on gloria, trad. French carol

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

The refrain for this exuberant responsorial psalm for Christmas Eve is based on a French carol with newly composed verses for SAB choir in a festive role of “cantor.”
Optional parts for flute, trumpet, and descant on the refrain give the psalm an acclamatory feel on this most special of nights giving “Glory to God.” SAB.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Liturgical: Christmas Night

Bible Reference: Psalm 96:1-3, 11-13

Scored for: Brass, Mixed Ensemble, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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