Six Little Preludes, no. 2 (Christmas)
by Frederick Frahm.
Good news of great joy!
Perfect for that one extra meditative piece for Christmas Eve! This work includes a brief quote of a German Christmas Carol melody Vom Himmel hoch, da komm Ich her (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come). In the manner of a pastorale, the handbells open the work with a ‘proclamation’ and the organ part considers the stars in the sky and the footfalls of the shepherds as they make their way to the manger to see their Lord. A contrapuntal passage suggests how all of earth and heaven and God’s people are brought together on this night. PDF download includes full score and separate parts for handbells and organ.
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