Christmas canon a 6 voci

Music: David Johnson, Words: Late mediaeval English anon

Voicing: 6 equal or mixed voices

Performance time approx: 2m 00s

Range: c' – d'' (upper voices) / c – d' (lower voices)

Price code: B


An extremely engaging six-part canon with bell-like effects. Not easy but very rewarding.

The recording is by the Magpie Consort of Columbus, OH, directed by Sheena Phillips.

For a contrasting companion piece, consider David Johnson’s Christmas round a 4 voci, also available from Canasg.

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu.

For in this rose containèd was
Heaven and earth in little space:
Res miranda.[wonderful thing]

Now by that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three,
Pares forma.[made equal in one form]

The angels sung'n the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gaudeamus.[let us rejoice]

Leavè we all this wordly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth:
Transeamus.[let us go]

late Medieval English text, modernised

Card ImageChristmas, midwinter, New Year

Christmas canon a 6 voci

David Johnson

6 equal or mixed voices

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