Thursday, December 22, 2011

2011.12.23 Christina Rosetti on Christmas

Christina Rosetti on Christmas

CHRISTMAS hath a darkness
Brighter than the blazing noon,
Christmas hath a chillness
Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty
Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
Brought for us so low.

Earth, strike up your music,
Birds that sing and bells that ring;
Heaven hath answ’ring music
For all Angels soon to sing:
Earth, put on your whitest
Bridal robe of spotless snow:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
Brought for us so low.


Faber Music


JLC said...

I like your choice for the season. I like your bio on the blog site. I think, if we might meet, I would surely like you. So glad to have stumbled on your e-conversations.
Merry Christmas. I'll be back, you may be sure.

Lyn G. Brakeman said...

Thanks Joan. We are kindred it seems. Be Christmas. We shall be in touch soon I'm sure. Merry.

davideberhardt said...

i believe this was done in the cambridge 9 lessons which i heard in the us on 12/24 and was a microtonal, slippy slidy choral piece that i have to hear again- any one know where is the score- is there a recording- if not there will b
then too- that might have been another piece

thanx dave in baltimore

Lyn G. Brakeman said...

You're right David. I heard it too and was quite taken by the music's mist-like quality tat seemed to fit the night wonder. Thanks