A new setting of the traditional carol for unison voices and piano
- Op.48 No.3a
- 3 minutes, 30 seconds
This is a completely new setting of the well-known carol, and would be eminently suitable for a competent school choir that is looking for something different for a Carol Service. The five verses are set strophically, but there are upward semitonal modulations to give lift and variety. The first two verses commence in G major; the next two are in A flat major; and the final verse concludes the carol in a bright A major. These key changes are done with subtlety, avoiding predictability.