Summer Carol (Stefan Karpiniec)
- Editor: Stefan Karpiniec (submitted 2000-12-22). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 99 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Summer Carol
Composer: Stefan Karpiniec
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Carol
Instruments: A cappella
Description: Australian Christmas Carol
Original text and translations
Sun gilded paddocks, air warm and dry,
Sea sparkling endlessly under blue sky;
Golden colours of summer,
Golden colours of summer, Christmas draws neigh.
Snow-white the titree like Christmas bush here;
Scarlet of bottle-bush brings honey-eaters near,
With roselas as baubles,
With roselas as baubles at this time of year.
The gilt and the tinsel reflect golden light,
Feasts of fruit and flowers, for the season is right:
Christ's birth brings us warmth,
His birth brings us warmth full of Christmas cheer bright.
Christmas night, bright with stars, we walk through the bush,
And the sea sparkles silver in the moon's holly hush:
Now the whole world is silent,
Now the whole world is silent after the rush.