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CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM POLAND for SATB choir (in English).

Composer
Polish trad.
Year of composition
1820
Year of arrangement
2014
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
23 minutes
Genre
Folk music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available
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Here are seven utterly delightful Christmas carols from Poland, arranged for SATB choir with optional keyboard. All are offered in my own verse translations, which keep as near as possible to the original Polish; the musical arrangements are also mine. The carols are: Into midnight’s stillness; Oh what Babe lies crying; Little Jesus is crying; As the lovely Maiden; O tiny Baby (Oj maluski); Lullaby, Jesus (Lulajze Jezuniu); See the tiny Jesus lying (Lezy, lezy Jezus malusienki). The last carol is almost unknown (see the note appended to my separate upload of it), but has remained so strongly in my memory since I sang it as a boy in the 1950s that I just had to bring it to a wider audience. It should not be confused with ’Jezus malusienski’. Do sing some at least of these: they are real treasures.

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