CHRISTMAS SONG

Composer: Karl P. Harrington

Born: June 13, 1861, Somersworth, New Hampshire. Died: November 14, 1953, Berkeley, California. Buried: Middletown, Connecticut. Son of Calvin S. and Eliza Chase Harrington, Karl earned his AB degree in 1882, and his AM in 1885, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Berlin (1887-89) and Yale University (1890-91). He taught high school in Westfield, Massachusetts (1882-85); Latin at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (1885-87); was a Latin tutor at Wesleyan University (1889-91); Latin professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1891-99); University of Maine (1899-1905); and Wesleyan University (1905). While at the University of North Carolina, he directed the Glee… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CHRISTMAS SONG
Composer: Karl P. Harrington (1904)
Meter: 12.12.12.12
Incipit: 56516 75551 35
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

There's a Song in the Air

There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer
and a baby's low cry!
And the star rains its fire
while the beautiful sing,
for the manger of Bethlehem
cradles a King!

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Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 81 Number 2 November December 2017: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 27
  • Noel, Noel! Born Is the King!: Christmas Carol Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Kenneth D. Varner
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2013) pp. 20
  • Carols from the Heart: Artistic Organ Settings of Eight Enduring Seasonal Tunes
    Composer/Editor James Southbridge
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 14
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 42
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 64
  • The Organist Volume 110 Number 5 November December 2006: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2006) pp. 64
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 28 Number 1 November 2005 General, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2005) pp. 27
  • A Christmas Carol Sequence: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Jerry van der Pol
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1999) pp. 8
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 60 Number 2 November December 1996: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 83
  • How Great Our Joy: Christmas Medleys for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1995) pp. 34
  • Emergency Organ Book Volume Three: For All Occasions
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 10
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 50 Number 1 October 1986 Thanksgiving / Christmas Issue: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 42
  • The Organist Volume 85 Number 5 November 1981 Thanksgiving and Christmas Issue: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Edward Broughton; Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1981) pp. 46
  • The Amateur Organist Number 38: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1963) pp. 31
  • The Organist Volume 67 Number 5 November December 1963: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1963) pp. 31
  • Standard Carols & Variations for Organ: For Use with Congregational Singing
    Composer/Editor Allen James
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1962) pp. 30

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Standard Carols & Variations for Organ: For Use with Congregational Singing
    Composer/Editor Allen James
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1962) pp. 30

Piano Solo

  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 6 Number 2 Christmas 2012: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Matt Hyzer
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 14
  • Songs of Christmas: Christmas Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Bible Truth Music (2009) pp. 18
  • The Church Pianist's Library Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 56
  • The Church Pianist Volume 24 Number 2 November December 2007: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Gregg Sewell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 56
  • The Church Pianist Volume 14 Number 2 November December 1997: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 6
  • Classical Carols: Piano Arrangements for the Christmas Season
    Composer/Editor Carolyne M. Taylor
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1992) pp. 22
  • The Church Pianist Volume 8 Number 2 November December 1991: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 23
  • The Holly and the Ivory: A Musical Garland of Traditional Carols and Songs Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editors Cindy Berry; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1991) pp. 20
  • PedalPoint Volume 9 Number 1 October November December 1989: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Joan Martin Scudder
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1989) pp. 17
  • The Church Pianist Volume 6 Number 2 November December 1989: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 6
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Two Christmas and Easter: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1988) pp. 18
  • Bock's Best Volume III: 25 Outstanding Christmas Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1984) pp. 32
  • I Know that My Redeemer lives: Piano Preludes
    Composer/Editor Barry Braman
    Published By: Broadman Press (1980) pp. 42
  • Christmas at the Piano: Familiar Melodies of the Season
    Composer/Editor Peggy Tolson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1972) pp. 4
  • Songs of Faith: Transcribed for Piano by William Stickles
    Composer/Editors William Stickles; Oley Speaks
    Published By: G. Schirmer, Inc. (1962) pp. 8
  • Piano Transcriptions Books 1 and 2 Combined: Familiar Hymns and Sacred Songs
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1957) pp. 23
  • Sacred Transcriptions for (the) Piano No. 3
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1952) pp. 52

Piano and Organ Duet

  • I Will Sing of My Redeemer: Organ Piano Duets
    Composer/Editors Todd Billingsley; Barry Braman
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1998) pp. 28
  • Bock to Bock Volume 4: Christmas Organ / Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1987) pp. 18
  • The Collected Piano Organ Works: of Tedd Smith and Don Hustad
    Composer/Editors Tedd Smith; Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1983) pp. 139
  • Christmas Specials for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Tedd Smith; Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1975) pp. 14

Instruments: Instrumental Solo with Organ

  • Organ Noel: Arrangements for Christmas with Optional Instrumental Solos
    Composer/Editors Albin C. Whitworth; Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1984) pp. 14

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