Legend of the Little Child (2020)
for Unison Voices and Organ
Text by Euan Tait
Harvard University Choir (recorded in isolation)
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.
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,
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.