Often when I post a song, I look around for public domain art that might match the message. This is especially fun when the subject is Christmas, since over the centuries so much art has been dedicated to the birth of the Savior.
Finding art that suits my taste isn’t always easy, however. In so many depictions of the nativity, Mary seems to have given birth to a two-year-old, and wrapped Him in nothing at all. Poor, shivering child!
I tried to find art for this year’s Christmas Card Carol video, but nothing was quite right. So the video is sparse (rather like some of the swaddling clothes in the paintings) and consists of just lyrics on a background. Still, if you prefer to listen via YouTube, it’s there.
This little song is lyrically very simple, and retells only a part of that beautiful story. For now it’s just solo voice. I’ll eventually get around to writing down the obbligato, and maybe next year all the “Gloria!” passages will prompt an SATB. 🙂
Happy Christmas 2016!
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