Of the Father's heart begotten
Corde natus ex parentis

Christmas hymn

(By His word was all created ; He assumed this mortal body ; O how blest that wondrous birthday ; This is He, whom seer and sybil ; Sing, ye heights of heav'n, his praises)

Arr.: Willcocks, David (1919-2015) [Great Britain]

Text by Prudentius, Aurelius Clemens (348-413) [Spain]
Adaptor of the text: Davis, R. F.
Published by Oxford University Press [Great Britain], 1973 ; in Anthems for choirs 1 : fifty anthems for mixed choirs (223 p.)
Number of pages : 6
Type of material: Close score
Copyright : 1963
ISMN/ISBN : 019353214X
Text in: English
Epoque: 16 ; 20th century
Genre-Style-Form: Sacred ; Anthem ; Hymn (sacred) ; Christmas carol ; Christmas song
Type of Choir: SATB  (4 mixed voices )
Instrumentation: Keyboard (1 instrumental part(s))
Instruments: Organ (1)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 2
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): B
Tonality: E major
Duration: 5.0 min.
Liturgical Use: Christmas
Number of verses: 6
Musicological Sources: Melody from Piae cantiones, Theoderici Petri Nylandensis, 1582 ; This anthem is published separately (O.U.P. E100).
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