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Lyr Add: Our Brother Is Born (Xmas, Farjeon)

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MORNING HAS BROKEN


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Subject: Lyr Add: Our Brother Is Born (Xmas, Farjeon)
From: Haruo
Date: 26 Dec 02 - 05:45 PM

On Christmas Eve I found a Christmas song I hadn't ever noticed before, Our Brother Is Born by Eleanor Farjeon (probably best known for the lyrics of "Morning Has Broken").

Our Brother Is Born

Now every Child that dwells on earth,
Stand up, stand up and sing!
The passing night has given birth
Unto the Children's King.
Sing sweet as the flute.
Sing clear as the horn.
Sing joy of the Children
Come Christmas the morn!
Little Christ Jesus
Our Brother is born.

Now every Star that dwells in sky,
Look down with shining eyes!
The night has dropped in passing by
A Star from Paradise.
Sing sweet as the flute.
Sing clear as the horn.
Sing joy of the Stars
Come Christmas the morn!
Little Christ Jesus
Our Brother is born.

Now every Beast that crops in field,
Breathe sweetly and adore!
The night has brought the richest yield
That ever harvest bore.
Sing sweet as the flute.
Sing clear as the horn.
Sing joy of the Creatures
Come Christmas the morn!
Little Christ Jesus
Our Brother is born.

Now every Bird that flies in air,
Sing, raven, lark and dove!
The night has brooded on her lair
And fledged the Bird of Love.
Sing sweet as the flute.
Sing clear as the horn.
Sing joy of the Birds
Come Christmas the morn!
Little Christ Jesus
Our Brother is born.

Now all the Angels of the Lord
Rise up on Christmas Even!
The passing night will bear the Word
That is the Voice of Heaven.
Sing sweet as the flute.
Sing clear as the horn.
Sing joy of the Angels
Come Christmas the morn!
Little Christ Jesus
Our Brother is born.

I have a MID2TXT version of the tune "Berkeley (Sowerby)" from Worship on the computer at church; will post it later. The other tune ("Christmas the Morn" by Kirke Mechem) I haven't heard.

Worship (GIA, 1986) gives only the first two stanzas; I found the rest through Google. For congregational use I would recommend 1-2-5 or 1-2 - but for choral performance all five could be useful.

Haruo


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Subject: Tune ADD: Berkeley (Sowerby)
From: Haruo
Date: 27 Dec 02 - 12:54 AM

Here's the MID2TXT version of the tune; the tempo changes twice, so if it doesn't sound right, let me know and I'll repost it with the tempo uniform (although I think it's hard to sing that way).

MIDI file: Berkeley.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Berkeley (Sowerby)
Text: By © Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Copyright: midiigo laŭ Worship (GIA) 394
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Eb
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 150 (400000 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 104 (576923 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0256 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0528 0 70 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0528 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 75 110 0256 0 75 000 0032 1 73 110 0094 0 73 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0336 0 68 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0256 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0528 0 65 000 0048 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 68 110 0096 0 68 000 0000 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Berkeley (Sowerby)
M:4/4
Q:1/4=104
K:Eb
G2B2B2G2|F2E3CE2|F2G2B2c2|-ccB6|G2B2B2G2|
F2E3CE2|F2G2B2d2|c2B6|B2e3_dB2|A4F2B2|-BAF2G4|
E2F3EF2|G2G2B2c2|-cBG2F4|-F2EEE2F2|GBAGFGE2|
-E3/2||

Haruo


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Subject: Christmas song by Eleanor Farjeon
From: Genie
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 08:29 PM

Delighted to find this song. I was looking for Eleanor Farjeon's poem "Cats Sleep Anywhere" and stumbled onto this little treasure.

Thanks for posting it, Haruo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Our Brother Is Born (Xmas, Farjeon)
From: GUEST,Kai
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 02:35 AM

I'm looking for a choral performance of this song. My choir did it in high school, and I miss the sound. Do you know where I can find one?


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