I will keep Christmas (Geoff Allan)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-25)   CPDL #37664:      
Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2015-11-25).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I will keep Christmas
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: P A Ropescreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: S.SATB
Genre: SacredCarolChristmas

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015

Description: A very simple carol. Soprano solo and SATB choir. Performed several times in Somerset and Dorset by Myllburne Camerata (Chamber Choir)

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Original text and translations

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I will keep Christmas in the cold hedgerow,
With red, shining holly and winter snow.
I will keep Christmas far from any town
On the frosted side of the windswept down.

Stars will be candles of sweet silver fire,
Swinging at midnight over tree and spire,
Waves will be booming bells and break the air,
With glory and greeting and winged prayer.

I will keep Christmas alone and away,
Praising the Lord of all on Christmas Day.