Wonderfully inventive and different, this setting by Malvar-Keylock and Friedersdorf utilizes differing time signatures to bring a new perspective to this carol. The verses are unexpectedly set in 4/4, while the refrain dances in 3/4. Extremely versatile, with options for unison, two-, and three-part singing. The optional original Greensleeves lyrics are included for additional opportunities.
Voicing: Unison, two-part, or three-part with piano
Text: William Chatterton Dix, 1837-1898; anonymous 16th c. English ballad
Arranger: Melissa Malvar-Keylock and Jill Friedersdorf
Season: Christmas, Epiphany
CGAC1376 What Child Is This? Accompaniment Track
DLA1376 What Child Is This? Audio Download