Audio & Video. Running out of TOP FIVE slots, but this Auden setting is profoundly moving: Why was I chosen to teach his Son to weep? The ending of the organ version makes it preferable.
D No: 124
Cross Reference: Close your bright eye
Text - Author or Scripture: W[yston] H[ugh] Auden (1907–1973)
Performing Forces: SATB, org (optional but better with)
Date Published: OUP 93
Date of Composition: 1972
Dedication: Norman & Shirley Scribner and the singers of the Choral Arts Society
Notes: Words from “Christmas Oratorio” 'For the time being" by W. H. Auden (1907–1973); composed for the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Norman Scribner, director.
This audio file is the a capella version performed by David Castleberry and the Marshall University Chamber Choir in 1999.
Categorized as: Published Works Sacred Choral
Tagged as: anthem, carol, Christmas, organ, SATB