Use: Advent, Christmas
Required Resources: 2-part choir, flute, organ
Language: English, Latin
William Tortolano, a retired professor and eminent composer from New England, has written these two carols in early Renaissance style.
The first carol, There Is No Rose, sets a familiar 15th century text to original music.
It is scored for two-part mixed choir, flute and organ.
Covering two pages, it begins with a refrain, "There is no rose of such virtue, As is the rose that bare Jesu."
Three verses follow, and the piece ends with a melismatic "Alleluia" coda.
The second carol sets the familiar tune Es ist ein Ros entsprungen.
The first section is a two-part equal voice arrangement of the tune, sung a cappella, with two verses: the common English text and its Latin translation.
The second section introduces organ with a flute obbligato, accompanying the unison tune.
This also sets the English verse and its Latin translation.
This octavo is a simple and beautiful addition to the Advent repertoire, marked by fresh, original material and a traditional, familiar tune.
Order #: 5074
- Choral Music
- 2-pt Choir
- English / Latin