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Christmas Carol (Galician): We’ll speak very softly (Falade ben baixo) SATB choir a cappella

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
1880
Year of arrangement
2005
Lyricist
anon., trals. Brooks-Davies
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available
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A rare and little known Galician carol in the form of a hauntingly beautiful lullaby that is also a love song to the Saviour. The words dictate the dynamics, but it is best sung softly throughout the 9/8 first half, and no less softly in the hymn-like second half, especially when the words focus on the Babe shivering in the cold of mid-winter. Perhaps this arrangement and translation will make the carol better known to the English-speaking world at Chrsitmas.

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