The Nativity

Author: Simon N. Patten

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First Line: Listen to the wondrous song
Title: The Nativity
Author: Simon N. Patten
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MENDELSSOHN

The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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