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From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her), text by Martin Luther (1535). Tune attr. Martin Luther (1535). Setting by Johannes Eccard (1597). Polyphonic, SSATB.

Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One

“Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One” (Christum wir sollen loben schon), text by Martin Luther (1483-1546), based on A solis ortus cardine by Coelius Sedulius. Tune, ancient plainsong. Setting by Lucas Osiander (1534-1604). Homophonic, SATB.

O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is

“O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is” (O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist) by Paul Gerhardt (1653). Tune by Johann Crüger (1653). Setting by Nathanael Hahn (2022). Homophonic, SATB.

Lord Christ, the Sole-Begotten

“Lord Christ, the Sole-Begotten” (a.k.a. The Only Son from Heaven; Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn), text by Elisabeth Cruciger (1524). Setting by Johann Walter (1524). Homophonic, SATB.

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen), text German (16th cent.). Tune and setting by Michael Praetorius. Homophonic, SATB.

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