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And the Angels Sang

And the Angels Sang

Product Number: 8243

Composer: Carnahan, Craig



"I have always been fascinated with the juxtaposition of the grandeur of Christ's birth—choirs of angels and kings bearing regal gifts—set against the humble manger scene in Bethlehem. As contradictory as this may seem, it is also a fitting representation of the reality (and miracle) of that sacred event: the Son of God come down to earth. That is the story I tried to capture in the poetry and the music of this piece. The text draws on the 'human-ness' of the Christ Child and everything He represents, punctuated by the descending scale heard in the angel's recurring motive 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' that represents the physical act of moving from heaven to earth. From that night on, our world could never be the same."-Craig Carnahan

Duration: 4:00

Additional Information

Product Number 8243
Composer/Arranger Carnahan, Craig
Text Author Carnahan, Craig
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus unaccompanied
Liturgical Year Christmas
Difficulty Medium
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Recorded by the South Dakota Chorale, under the direction of Brian Schmidt at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sioux Falls, SD. Produced by Scott Faragher of EarSay. 
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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