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My choir is commissioning a Christmas piece from composer Ad Wammes for Christmas next year, and our leader asked us to come up with Christmas poems, texts or passages we would like to have set to music. Do you guys have any suggestions?

The language of the texts should be English or Latin, and we were told to turn in our suggestions by Tuesday. Um, help?

ETA: They changed their minds, after we turned in our suggestions. Now they want a more general text to sing all year round.

Date: 2012-09-30 11:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm no good with secular texts, but how about Micah 5:2-5a?

2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village in Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.

3 The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the time when the woman in labor gives birth to her son. Then at last his fellow countrymen will return from exile to their own land.

4 And he will stand to lead his flock with the LORD's strength, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. Then his people will live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored all around the world.

5 And he will be the source of our peace.

Date: 2012-10-01 12:13 pm (UTC)
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So glad I could help! I'm not sure which translation the above is from (just picked it off the internet search I did) - I think King James would have prettier language, but the idea's the same, obviously.

Do let me know if it gets picked! :D

Date: 2012-10-04 01:34 pm (UTC)
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LOL Not to worry - it wasn't any real effort. I remembered hearing the verse, and simply looked it up on google for the exact wording.

Good luck - I hope you end up with something you will enjoy singing!

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