'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

by Francis Patrick O'Brien

Text Author: Jean de Brebeuf

Translated by: Jesse Edgar Middleton

Words © 1927 Frederick Harris Music Co., Ltd. Music © 2002 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Instrumental parts included: Flute, Oboe

Text Source: Jean de Brebeuf, 1593–1649; tr. Jesse Edgar Middleton, 1872–1960, alt.

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

This evolution of the “Huron Carol” is a hauntingly far cry from the familiar hymn version of this folk melody.
It is a compelling SATB version that allows the choir to express the mystery of this unique French Canadian text. Flute and oboe parts are not incidental but inherently important throughout.
This piece concludes with a fitting instrumental coda, which seems to describe the tranquil Christmas night.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night

Scored for: Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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