Caroline Mallonée:

O Gift of Glorious Sunrise (2015)

O Gift of Glorious Sunrise (2015)

SATB a cappella

3.5 minutes

words by Caroline Mallonée

O Gift of Glorious Sunrise is a new Christmas carol.  It was premiered by the Vocális Chamber Choir in Buffalo, NY in December 2015.

O Gift of Glorious Sunrise

Today dawned cold so long ago,

As dark gave way to light,

All slept; the earth was quiet.

Today emerged from night.                       

On a bed of russet hay,

As Mary dreamed,         

A small baby opened wide his eyes

To streaks of red and rosy rays

Skating ’cross the wintry skies.

Christmas Day!

The stable stirred; the world awoke.

Sunlight graced the earth.

A golden day,

Day of a holy birth.

Today dawns cold on land, sand and sea.  

Children open wide their eyes

To streaks of rose, a painted sky.

O gift of glorious sunrise!                                  

Golden Christmas Day!                                

Other Christmas works by Caroline Mallonée:

    The Carolers At My Door (SATB)

    The Gift of the Magi (chamber opera)

   Hodie/Today on Earth (SATB)

    Twelve Days (SATB with piano)

To listen to more choral music by Caroline Mallonée, click here.