Brian Hanson's arrangement of this beloved carol is a thoughtful combination of tender unison lines, rich harmonies, and an exquisite accompaniment. Well-known for his sensitive treatment of hymn tunes, Brian uses suspended cadences throughout and brings the optimistic hope of Advent to the forefront. A gem for your choral library, equally appropriate for worship or concert settings.
Voicing: SATB with piano
Arranger: Brian L. Hanson
Text: 16th century German carol, trans. Theodore Baker
Tune: ES IST EIN ROS, melody from Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesang, 1599
Season: Advent, Christmas
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