A lovely pairing of two well-known Christmas carols: Away in a Manger and Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming. The melody of ES IST EIN ROS subtly weaves in and out of the arrangement, giving the piece a sense of watchful anticipation. The optional flute reinforces the complementary tune.
Voicing: SATB with piano and optional flute
Arranger: Patrick M. Liebergen
Text: Theodore Baker, adapt. Patrick M. Liebergen
Tune: ES IST EIN ROS, MUELLER
Season: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
CGAC1404 Behold the Christmas Rose accompaniment track
DLA1404 Behold the Christmas Rose audio download