Christmas Rounds to Sing
Christ is Born, 3 parts

Christmas rounds to sing for your choir or vocal group!  Offered here in three different keys, this lovely melody by Franz Joseph Haydn is not well-known.  It begins with a slow, sturdy first line, which is followed by 2 flowing ornate lines.



Haydn didn't put these lyrics to the melody; I did.  I frequently substitute lyrics in public domain works, particularly if the original lyrics are a foreign language, or the occasion calls for it.  The children's choir singing in the video is using different words than mine - "Welcome, all...", which can be found in the book  "150 ROUNDS for Singing and Teaching".

Christmas rounds to sing, by Haydn

Download Christ is Born in the key of A (shown)

Download Christmas rounds to sing song in the key of Bb

Download Christ is Born round in the key of C

Because of limited time and the inability of my vocal students to get together to practice more than a scant few minutes two times, I'm using a different approach with this round:

Singer 1, a senior boy, will sing solo line 1, then keep singing it.  Over and over, for a total of 4 passes.

When part 2 comes, that singer (a high-voiced young lady), will sing that line, and also sing ONLY that line.  She will sing it 3 times total.

When part 3 comes, that young lady to whom the part is given with sing it through, then repeat it.  She will only sing it 2 times in all.

We'll see how this goes!  I like the idea of the young man's low voice forming a slow bass foundation to the very-much-higher alleluia lines.

150 Rounds for singers music book








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