Cradled All Lowly

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Cradled All Lowly was composed mainly at the organ on Thursday 8th December 2005 before choir practice and while waiting for choir members to arrive. I hastily ruled a few staves on the nearest available sheet of A4 (using a book as a ruler!) to write down the melody and opening harmony before proceeding with the choir practice. Back at home, I typed up the notes on Sibelius and proceeded to complete the harmony over the next few days. I then realised that the tune was a line short for the words and I had to interpolate another line � the line with the flat modulation. This was completed late on Monday 12th December.

Since writing this carol setting. I noticed that the phrase lengths lent themselves to Anglican chant. I have so far submitted a single chant based upon the opening of "Cradled All Lowly". I hope to follow this with a double and/or quadruple chant.

Updated to Sibelius 5 on 13.12.2008

Score ID
Year of composition
Words by H.B.Farnie (1837-89)
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music

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