[It came upon the midnight clear] (Gilchrist)

[It came upon the midnight clear] (Gilchrist)

Composer: William W. Gilchrist
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Composer: William W. Gilchrist

Born: January 8, 1846, Jersey City, New Jersey. Died: December 20, 1916, Easton, Pennsylvania. Buried: Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Gilchrist’s family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when William was nine years old. He attended school there until the outbreak of the American civil war, when his father’s business failed and William had to seek other work. Having a good voice, he sang in choirs and choruses, first as a soprano, and later a smooth, flexible baritone. He began singing some of the principal parts in the Handel and Haydn Society, where his first real musical life began. At age 19, Gilchrist began studying organ and voice with Professor H. A. Clarke, gradually concentrating on t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [It came upon the midnight clear] (Gilchrist)
Composer: William W. Gilchrist
Incipit: 12356 71535 11213
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.

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