Douglas E. Wagner is new to the Choristers Guild catalog. He is Director of Music at the Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has music published with AMSI, Flammer, Somerset Press, Bourne, Sacred Music Press and Heritage Music Press and now Choristers Guild! 'Three Wise Kings' may be performed either in unison or two-part, and is to be accompanied by organ and finger cymbals. The work is appropriate either as a Christmas anthem or an anthem for the Epiphany season. The Latin text, 'Hodie, Christus Natus est' means 'Christ is born today!' and is pronounced 'Ho-dee-eh, KREE-stoos NAH-toos ehst'. The work very uniquely uses the Latin section as a refrain, and then on the last stanza, combines the refrain and verse in a two-part section, concluded by a coda and 'Amen'. The work should be quite simple to perform, and should provide us with an effective anthem for next season.
Voicing: Unison/two part with organ or finger cymbals
Composer: Douglas E. Wagner
Text: Douglas E. Wagner
Season: Christmas, Epiphany