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



The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (<a href="/hymn/PsH/279#tuneinfo">PHH 279</a>) <cite>Festgesang</cite> (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the…

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