Sir Christemas (Geoff Allan)

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Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2018-12-04).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 340 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Written for the BBC Carol competition 2017. If you perform it please send me a recording I would love to hear it !

General Information

Title: Sir Christemas
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Anon

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2018

Description: Written for the BBC Carol Competition 2017. My take on the mediaeval carol words.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
Who is there that singeth so,
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell?

I am here, Sir Christemas.
Welcome, my lord Sir Christemas!
Welcome to us all, both more and less!
Come near, Nowell.

Dieu vous garde, beaux sieurs, tidings I you bring:
A maid hath borne a child full young,
The which causeth you for to sing:
Nowell.

Christ is now born of a pure maid;
In an oxstall he is laid,
Wherefore sing we all at a brayde:
Nowell.

Buvez bien par toute la compagnie,
Make good cheer and be right merry,
And sing with us now joyfully:
Nowell.