Allelulia, A New Work is come on hand (Geoff Allan)
- (Posted 2016-12-24) CPDL #42400:
- Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2016-12-24). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 154 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: If you like this carol and particularly if you perform it, - please let me know and send a link to a recording.
First published: 2016
Description: A new carol written to be submitted to the BBC Radio 3 Carol competition 2016. Mediaeval words by anonymous. The mp3 file links to a recording by a sampled choir (Voices of Prague) to attempt to give an impression of the piece. The setting mixes mediaeval and more modern musical styles.
Original text and translations
Alleluia! A new work is come on hand
Through might and grace of Goddes son
To save the lost of every land.
For now is free that erst was bound
We may well sing
Now is fulfilled the prophecy
Of David and of Jeremy
And also of Isaiah.
Sing we therefore both loud and high
Alleluia, this sweet song
Out of a green branch it sprung;
God send us the life that lasteth long.
Now joy and bliss be him among
That thus can sing