A sound of angels (Christopher Tye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-04). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-08-13). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 89 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: A sound of angels
Composer: Christopher Tye
Published: written c.1553
Original text and translations
A sound of angels from afar
Fills all the quiet air,
And Ah! how full of gladness are
The tidings that they bear.
The shepherds run to Bethlem town
To see a wondrous sight.
The Lord of Lords to earth come down
Is born for men tonight,
Yeah, Christ is born, our heav’nly king,
Salvation now is nigh,
So all mankind with angels sing
Glory to God on high.