THERE IS NO ROSE OF SUCH VIRTUE (2017) - for big band

Premiere: Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway, December 1st, 2017

 

Duration:  ca. 8 min

 

Program Note:

 

Arrangement of the traditional English Christmas Carol.

Text:

There is no rose of such virtue

As is the rose that bare Jesu.

Halleluiah!

 

For in this rose contained was

Heaven and earth in little space,

By that rose we may well see

That he is God in persons three,

 

The angels sungen the shepherds to:

Gloria in excelsis deo:

 

Leave we all this worldly mirth,

And follow we this joyful birth,

Halleluiah!