A bit of Christmas caroling seems in order this evening. My good wishes to those who will soon travel far or are expecting friends and loved ones to their homes this Christmas. All safe journeys!
http://spiritdei.blogspot.com King's College Cambridge 2008 The Shepherd's Carol Bob Chilcott.
This carol was specially composed for 'Carols from King's' in 2000.
Bob Chilcott (born 9 April 1955) is a British choral composer, conductor, and singer, based in Oxford, England.
Born in Plymouth, he sang in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, both as a boy and as a university student, notable achievements including singing "Pie Jesu" on the renowned 1967 King's recording of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. In 1985 he joined the King's Singers, singing tenor for 12 years until his departure in 1997 to focus on composing.--Wikipedia
"We stood on the hills, Lady, Our day's work done, Watching the frosted meadows That winter had won. The evening was calm, Lady, The air so calm, Silence more lovely than music Folded the hill. There was a star, Lady, Shone in the night, Larger than Venus it was and bright, so bright. Oh, a voice from the sky, Lady, It seemed to us then Of God being born in the world of men. And so we have come, Lady Our day's work done, Our love, our hopes, ourselves we give to your son."