|Author||Topic: Add: The Bagpipers' Carol|
|dmcg||Posted - 19 Feb 05 - 09:17 am|
The night the Babe was born,
A star lit up the sky,
The darkness vanished from the earth
And songs came from on high,
Bringing gifts of myrrh and gold
And frankincense from lands a-far.
Came wise men of the East,
Who journeyed on to Bethlehem
Led by the shining star.
And on that starry night,
A calm fell on the earth.
The world at last was filled with love
Because Mary gave birth.
All the creatures shared the joy
And gathered round the oxen stall,
Where Jesus laid in peace:
A tender, helpless Babe,
Yet born a King to save us all.
To shepherds in the fields
Appeared a glorious light,
AN angel came and stood before them
All glorious in white.
Then the angel told the shepherds
Of the Truth, the Life, the Way
With praise they danced and sang
And played upon their pipes,
New tunes to celebrate that day.
Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1984, BBC Publications
This is identified as an Italian carol and is taken from The Lindsay Carol Book .
The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols has this as #122 under the name 'Quando nascette Ninno', identifies it a Neapolitan traditional and gives the Italian along with these notes:
|masato sakurai||Posted - 19 Feb 05 - 02:44 pm|
Also titled "Canzone D'l Zampognari."
Versions in English include the following titles (info from here):
Canzona Of The Bagpipers Ã?Â© 1996
Carol of the Bagpipers (Baker Translation)
Carol of the Bagpipers (Simon Translation, copyright 1973)
Carol of the Bagpipes
Italian Pipers? Carol
On That Most Blessed Night
The Star Carol (Seeger, copyright 1952)
Sicilian Bagpiper's Carol
Song of the (Sicilian) Bagpipers
When Christ, The Son of Mary (Adaptation of Gordon Hitchcock translation by Keyte and Parrott, copyright 1992)
As "Sicilian Bagpiper's Carol", The Marsch Family sing this carol (click here to hear the clip).