SM262: Cân y Preseb / Song of the Crib arr. Sian Morgan Thomas

Cân y Preseb / Song of the Crib
arranged for three harps by Sian Morgan Thomas

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Originally sung as a lullaby, Song of the Crib was associated with the medieval custom of cradle-rocking during the Christmas services. The traditional words Joseph lieber, Joseph mein appear in a manuscript at Leipzig University c. 1500 as part of a mystery play, acted in church around the crib. The tune, which was probably composed in fourteenth century Germany, has been incorporated into other more modern compositions; Brahms for example used it as a viola obbligato in his song Geistliches Wiegenlied.


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Work Cân y Preseb / Song of the Crib
Composer/Arranger: Trad. arranged Sian Morgan Thomas
Instrumentation: 3 Lever or Pedal Harps
Level: Intermediate
Format: Score and 3 Parts
Size: A4
Pages of muisc: 5
Weight: 117gm
ISMN: M-57046-062-5
Our Ref: SM262
Publisher: Self Published through Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: Revised Second Edition July 2012
Origin: Wales, UK

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Sample of the music