Nowell Sing We

This majestic and triumphant new work for Christmas heralds the coming of the King of Peace into a troubled world. Quoting “Nowell Sing We” from the Trinity Carol Roll, the piece is a wonderful concert processional or closer. Scored for organ only or orchestra. It can be performed in English, or in English with Latin interpolations. The duration is seven minutes.  The “service version” – shortened in length with reduced forces (approx. 4 min)  – is available separately.

Concert Version:
Duration – Approx. 7 min.
Forces – Flute, Oboe, 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tube, Harp, Timp. 2 perc., and Strings.

HRMG2244 – Vocal Score (Concert Version) HRMG2244A – Conductor’s Score HRMG2244B – Parts

Service Version:
Forces – Organ, Brass Quintet, Optional Timpani and 2 percussion. Duration – Approx. 4 min.

HRMG2245 – Vocal Score (Concert Version) HRMG2245A – Conductor’s Score HRMG2245B – Parts

Text from the 14th-century Trinity Carol Roll
Nowell sing we now all and some,
For Rex pacificus is come. (The King of peace, He is come.)

In Bethlehem, in that fair city,
A child was born of a maiden free,
That shall a lord and prince be,
A solis ortus cardine. (From the rising of the sun.)

Nowell sing we now all and some,
For Rex pacificus is come. (The King of peace, He is come.)

Children were slain in full great plenty,
Jesu, for the love of thee;
Wherefore their souls saved be,
Hostis Herodis impie. (Victims of Herod’s wickedness.)

As the sun shineth through the glass,
So Jesu in his mother was;
Thee to serve now grant us grace,
O lux beata Trinitas. (O light of the blessed Trinity.)

Nowell sing we now all and some,
For Rex pacificus is come. (The King of peace, He is come.)

Now God is come to worship us;
Now of Mary is born Jesus;
Make we merry amongst us;
Exultet caelum laudibus. (Let Heav’n rejoice with songs of praise.)

Nowell sing we now all and some,
For Rex pacificus is come. (The King of peace, He is come.)

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