Drop down dew from above (Charles H. Giffen)
- Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2019-12-29). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 146 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes: Choral score, with rehearsal accompaniment.
Title: Drop down dew from above
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
First published: 2019
Description: Introit for the fourth Sunday of Advent. The "Glory be to the Father..." is set in Anglican chant. * First performance recording (Dec. 7, 2019), by the Phipps Festival Chorus, Thomas Dahle, music director, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.
- YouTube video of the Dec. 8, 2019 performance by the Phipps Festival Chorus:
Original text and translations
Antiphon (Isaiah 45:8):
Drop down dew from above, ye heavens,
and let the clouds rain down the Just One:
let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour.
Verse (Psalm 19:1):
The heavens declare the glory of God:
and the firmament showeth his handiwork.