Christmas Eve Is Here
Polyphony resounds as sections of the choir perform unique and overlapping lines in a minor. The text begins with the women singing: "Christmas Eve is here, see the moon is waking! Christmas Eve is here, clear and cold the night. Trudging through the snow, go the quiet people," while the men chorus, " Ding, dong ding!" Performance options include any combination of a cappella choir, handbells or chimes, piano, hand drum, and tambourine. This anthem is 58 measures.