Opus 1363

Legend of the Little Child (2020)

for Unison Voices and Organ

Text by Euan Tait

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: for the 111th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2020

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)

Performance materials available from the publisher.

A Pilgrimage Carol (2020) was written for the 111th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2020. The vocal/choral part is for unison voices (mixed or non-mixed) and could also be sung as a solo.

All day the city cried:
“The king comes,
Prepare!” Awe
Of the singing! Midnight,
the cries renewed: “He is here!”
Where the star flared
We ran: there
No throne; a stable.
A Mother cold,
Shivering: at her feet
A little king, crying,
Like music awakening.

Euan Tait
© 2020