Drop down dew from above (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-12-29)   CPDL #56434:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2019-12-29).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Choral score, with rehearsal accompaniment.

General Information

Title: Drop down dew from above
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredIntroit

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2019

Description: Introit for the fourth Sunday of Advent. The "Glory be to the Father..." is set in Anglican chant.

  • First performance recording (Dec. 7, 2019), by the Phipps Festival Chorus, Thomas Dahle, music director, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.  

External websites:

  • YouTube video of the Dec. 8, 2019 performance by the Phipps Festival Chorus:
https://youtu.be/6B3TosHSQ38

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Antiphon (Isaiah 45:8):
Drop down dew from above, ye heavens,
and let the clouds rain down the Just One:
let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour.
Verse (Psalm 19:1):
The heavens declare the glory of God:
and the firmament showeth his handiwork.