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Descant: exercise 39A treated as adding a chorale

I feel the supplied (crotchet =108) tempo marking is too slow for this carol, which is joyful with harmonic movement once in a bar.  So I have treated the tune as if an embellishment of an original chorale melody and supplied this, transposing down a tone to make the range convenient for chorister’s voices.

It would be interesting to try this cantus firmus in the men’s voice so avoiding one or two bare fourths.


Ex 39A descant chorale

Audio (without words since from Sibelius):


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