David Fisher - The Christ-child

The Christ-child

Instrumentation

Soprano, Alto and Piano

Recording, download - 3.68MB

David Fisher - The Christ-child

Other Information

A carol set to words by G K Chesterton [A Christmas Carol] for soprano, alto and piano. Written specifically for Dame Emma Kirkby and Herr Joachim Diessner von Isensee. The carol was performed at the Evangelische Versöhnungskirche, Ehrenfeld, Köln on December 16th 2012 by the dedicatees with Markus Märkl at the organ. Versions are available in G minor and A minor and Dame Emma and Joachim Diessner sing the G minor version on the recording. It was performed at Leicester Cathedral on October 12th 2013 as part of the Leicester Cathedral Legacy Concert.

"A Christmas Carol," by G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936], was first published in "The Wild Knight" in 1900.

A Christmas Carol

The Christ-child lay on Mary´s lap, His hair was like a light. (O weary, weary were the world, But here is all aright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary´s breast, His hair was like a star. (O stern and cunning are the kings, But here the true hearts are.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary´s heart, His hair was like a fire. (O weary, weary is the world, But here the world´s desire.)

The Christ-child stood at Mary´s knee, His hair was like a crown. And all the flowers looked up at Him, And all the stars looked down.

 

 

David Fisher - The Christ-child

David Fisher - The Christ-child