Sheet Music: Sing We Now Of Christmas

TitleSing We Now Of Christmas
Alternate titlesNoël nouvelet
Now the Green Blade Rises
Welcome, Happy Morning!
Godhead Here In Hiding
Christmas Comes Anew
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-11-30
Last updated2011-11-30
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Christmas carols, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 30 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Sing We Now Of Christmas

Traditional French Christmas carol

With less than a month until Christmas it's time to start posting some carols!

“Sing We Now Of Christmas” is the English title of a 15th-century traditional French carol known as “Noël nouvelet”. English translations of this carol appeared as early as the 17th century, and many different hymns are now sung to this tune, including “Now The Green Blade Rises” and “Welcome, Happy Morning!”.

You may notice that, while the tune is in F minor, it has a D-natural in it. That's because this tune, like many other old tunes, is a modal tune, and more precisely, a Dorian-mode tune.

Thanks to Sarah for suggesting this tune!