Paul Ayres: 'Tis winter now

Paul Ayres

'Tis winter now


This is a short, skilful song setting, a typical English Christmas carol with an Advent text: the cold winter as symbol of the frozen world, waiting for Christ. The setting, through-composed in verses, in five-four time, captivates through its sparse use of diatonic formations of dissonances, cantabile imitations and wide-arching melodic lines. This little gem encourages a beautiful, expressive legato interpretation and makes an excellent counterpart to “Deilig” (Carus 9.664) in an Advent concert program.


full score

4 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR2,95 / copies
Available from 20 copies
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from 40 copies 2,66 EUR
from 60 copies 2,36 EUR

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