It came upon the midnight clear (Richard S. Willis)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-19)  CPDL #59801:   
Editor: Ross Anderson Smith (submitted 2020-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Ross Anderson Smith. The motet comprises the first three verses of the traditional carol, arranged by Ross Anderson Smith. The third verse, on man at war with man, is set for 4-part men's chorus.
  • (Posted 2019-08-05)  CPDL #54984:   
Editor: Jonathan Merrett (submitted 2019-08-05).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 153 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2017-11-20)  CPDL #47577:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2008-12-29)  CPDL #18466:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-29).   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2006-11-12)  CPDL #13067:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif Icon_snd_globe.gif
Editor: Andrew Hawryluk (submitted 2006-11-12).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 255 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Andrew Hawryluk with Piano accompaniment.
  • (Posted 2004-05-20)  CPDL #07054:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files available.
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: a cappella
  • (Posted 2000-11-27)  CPDL #01714:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: a cappella

Latvian.png In Latvian translation, "Pār mazo ciemu"

  • (Posted 2009-01-13)  CPDL #18762:        (Sibelius 3) (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Andris Solims (submitted 2009-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 152 kB   Copyright: Religious
Edition notes: This is edition of Pār mazo ciemu ielejā.

General Information

Title: It came upon the midnight clear
Composer: Richard S. Willis
Tune: Carol
Lyricist: Edmund Sears

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or SSAA
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1850

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at It came upon the midnight clear.