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Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

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Allegretto = 96




























Solo (Mezzo soprano or Contralto)

Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With heart, and soul, and





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Christmas Day

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Gustav Holst

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voice. Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Je sus Christ is born to day:







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Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now. Christ is born to -




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- day! Christ is born to - day.










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Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With heart, and soul, and voice,



Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With heart, and soul, and voice,



Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With heart, and soul, and voice,



Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With heart, and soul, and voice,


































































































Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is

Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is

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Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is

Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is









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born to - day: Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.



born to - day: Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.



born to - day: Ox and ass be fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.



born to - day: Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.







































Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day.



Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day.

Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day.




















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Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day. God rest you mer - ry,

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Solo

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B.

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gen - tle - men, Let no - thing you dis - may, Re - mem - ber Christ our











Sa - vi - our was born on Christ - mas day, To save us all from woe and sin, When







we were gone a - stray. Oh ti - dings of com - fort and
















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joy, com - fort and joy, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy.









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Solo*




Solo*




Solo*

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In Beth - le - hem, in Jew - ry, This bles - sed Babe was born, And laid with - in a


In Beth - le - hem, in Jew - ry, This bles - sed Babe was born, And laid with - in a


In Beth - le - hem, in Jew - ry, This bles - sed Babe was born, And laid with - in a


In Beth - le - hem, in Jew - ry, This bles - sed Babe was born, And laid with - in a







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man - ger, Up - on that ho - ly morn; The which his mo - ther Ma - ry did no - thing take in







man - ger, Up - on that ho - ly morn; The which his mo - ther Ma - ry did no - thing take in










man - ger, Up - on that ho - ly morn; The which his mo - ther Ma - ry did no - thing take in





man ger, Up on that ho ly morn; The which his mo ther Ma ry did no thing take in




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* wird traditionell oft tutti gesungen / is often sung tutti traditionally

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scorn, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy, Com-fort and joy, Oh ti - dings of


scorn, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy, Com-fort and joy, Oh ti - dings of


scorn, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy, Com-fort and joy, Oh ti - dings of


scorn, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy, Com-fort and joy, Oh ti - dings of







com - fort and


com - fort and


com - fort and


com - fort and






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joy.


joy.


joy.


joy.









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cresc.



















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Tutti




Tutti




Tutti



































Tutti














































Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With



Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With

Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With






Good Chris - tian men, re - joice, With












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heart and soul and voice, Now ye hear of end less bliss: Joy! Joy!

heart and soul and voice, Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!




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heart and soul and voice, Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!

































heart and soul and voice, Now - ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!











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Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ - ly door, And man is bles - sed

















































Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ - ly door, And man is bles - sed



Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ - ly door, And man is bles - sed



Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ - ly door, And man is bles - sed









































































e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

PROBE

e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!






e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!


















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this! Christ was born for this!



this! Christ was born for this!



this! Christ was born for this!
















cresc.





















Christ was born for



Christ was born for





Christ was born for







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dim.






















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Allegretto = 72

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Come, ye lof ty, come, ye low ly, Let your songs of glad ness ring;

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In a sta ble lies the Ho ly, In a man ger rests the King:

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PROBE

See, in Ma ry’s arms re po sing, Christ by High est heav’n a dored:

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cantabile

The rst No

Come, your cir - cle round him clo - sing, Pi - ous hearts that love the Lord.

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- well, the an - - - gels did

Solo





Come, ye poor, no pomp of sta - tion. Robes the child your hearts a - dore:












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S. solo

S. solo

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say, Was to cer - - - tain poor




He, the Lord of all sal - va - tion, chares your want, is weak and poor:















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T.




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shep - - - herds in elds as they

O - xen, round a - bout be - hold them; Raf - ters na - ked, cold and bare,














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lay; In elds where




See the shep - herds, God has told them That the prince of life lies there.



















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B.

S. solo

B.

S. solo

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Solo







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H

Animato

they lay keep - - - ing their

Come, ye child - ren, blithe and mer - ry, This one child your mo - del make;
















sheep, On a cold win - - ter’s




Christ - mas ho - ly, leaf and ber - ry, All be prized for his dear sake;














night that was so





Come, ye gen - tle hearts, and ten - der, Come, ye spi - rits, keen and bold;





PROBE



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T.

B.

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B.

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deep.













cresc.



Tutti

cresc.



No - - well, No - -

All in all your ho - mage ren - der, Weak and migh - ty, young and old.










Più mosso

High a - bove a star is shi - ning, And the Wise - men haste from far:

High a - bove a star is shi - ning, And the Wise - men haste from far:

- well













Tutti



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No - - well, No - -













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No well, No


well, No well, No







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Come, glad hearts, and spi rits pi ning: For you all has risen the star.

Come, glad hearts, and spi rits pi ning: For you all has risen the star.

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Let us bring our poor ob la tions, Thanks and love and faith and praise:

Let us bring our poor ob la tions, Thanks and love and faith and praise:

PROBE

well. Born is the

well. Born is the





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Come, ye peo - ple, come, ye na - tions, All in all draw nigh to gaze.





Come, ye peo - ple, come, ye na - tions, All in all draw nigh to gaze.





king of Is ra







king of Is - ra - el,







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Allegro = 104





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-el. No - well, No - well,


born is the King of Is - - ra - el,


















Born is the King of






No












PROBE






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well, No well, No well, No





Is - - ra - el, born is the King of






No - well, No - well. Good



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born is the King of Is ra el. Good


Tempo primo, ma maestoso

sempre



sempre













- well.

Is - - - - ra - el.











































































PROBE

Chris - tian men, re joice, with heart, and soul, and voice, Give ye heed to



Chris - tian men, re joice, with heart, and soul, and voice, Give ye heed to






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News! News! Je - sus Christ is



News! News! Je - sus Christ is

what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is born to - day: Ox and ass be -

what we say: News! News! Je - sus Christ is born to - day: Ox and ass be -




















































































































born to - day: Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.



born to - day: Ox and ass be - fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now.

PROBE

- fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now. Christ is born to - day!

- fore him bow, And he is in the man - ger now. Christ is born to - day!

















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Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day! Good chris - tian men, re - joice with



Christ is born to - day! Christ is born to - day! Good chris - tian men, re - joice with













Christ is born to - day. Good chris - tian men, re - joice with




Christ is born to - day. Good chris - tian men, re - joice with


































































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heart, and soul, and voice: Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!



heart, and soul, and voice: Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!



PROBE

heart, and soul, and voice: Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!



heart, and soul, and voice: Now ye hear of end - less bliss: Joy! Joy!


























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Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ ly door, And man is bless - ed



Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ ly door, And man is bless - ed



Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ ly door, And man is bless - ed



Je - sus Christ was born for this! He hath oped the heavn’ ly door, And man is bless - ed


































































e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!



e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!















PROBE







e - ver - more. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this! Now




















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solo




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solo


















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to the Lord sing prais - es, All you with - in this place, And with true love and


No





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well



No

well,

















solo (Mezzo-Soprano or Contralto)

No - well, No - well

PROBE

bro - ther - hood, Each o - ther now em - brace; This ho - ly tide of Christ - mas, All









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Born is the King




o - thers doth de - face. Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy, com - fort and









of Is - - - - - - - - ra - - -





joy, Oh ti - dings of com - fort and joy.










morendo

PROBE

morendo

















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S.





O Più lento = 66

215





































- el.


220










(Organ sustain)

























Good Chris - tian men, re -



S. solo


- joyce, With heart, and soul, and voice; Now ye need not fear the grave:











225


S. solo























PROBE




Peace! Peace! Je sus Christ was born to save! Calls you one, and









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calls you all, To gain his e - ver - last - ing hall:

rit.

rall.

rall.

rall.

rall.























Christ was born to save!


Christ was born to save!


Christ was born to save!


Christ was born to save!


Adagio








Christ was born to save!







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