Wedderburn's Carol and Kit Smart's Carol

Gerald Custer

Text Author: Christopher Smart

Music © 2012 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: “Kit Smart’s Carol” by Christopher Smart, 1722–1771; “Wedderburn’s Carol” by Martin Luther, tr. John or Robert Wedderburn, 16th c.

Series: Evoking Sound, Evoking Sound

Difficulty Level: M


If you have a college choir, or an above-average high school or church choir, and if you've grown a bit weary of the same or similar Christmas repertoire year after year, look at these settings of two classic carols: a 16th-century translation of part of Luther's Vom Himmel hoch and an 18th-century work by an under-appreciated poet.  

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo

Discipline: Choir