Christmas Eve (Carlotta Ferrari)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-03)  CPDL #61755:   
Editor: Carlotta Ferrari (submitted 2020-12-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Christmas Eve
Composer: Carlotta Ferrari
Lyricist: Ella Higginson (1861-1940)create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChristmas (secular)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

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Original text and translations

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Straight thro’ a fold of purple mist
 The sun goes down — a crimson wheel —
And like an opal burns the sea
 That once was cold as steel.

With pomp of purple, gold and red,
 Thou wilt come back at morrow’s dawn…
But thou can’st never bring, O Sun,
 The Christmas that is gone!