Descant to ’See, amid the winter’s snow’

Composer
Sir John Goss
Year of composition
2003
Lyricist
Edward Caswall
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available
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This simple descant is to be sung against Goss’s original harmonies. Enjoy the F natural in the penultimate bar!

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