Let Songs of Christmas Fill the Air
SATB voices, keyboard, 2-3 octaves of optional handbells and finger cymbals have been selected for this original text with music based on an old Austrian melody and the fifth movement of Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler. The text begins "Let songs of Christmas fill the air as candles we light; The tree is all aglow in twinkling colors bright. In Bethlehem, a child is born, and angels sing, 'Peace, good will on earth!' Good news to all they bring: 'This day is born a King!' Sing Gloria in excelsis!