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|Work Title||Merry Christmas Time Has Come|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CP_01|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWD 3|
|Key||D Dorian Mode|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2007|
|Librettist||Wallace De Pue Sr.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2-3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||mixed chorus, piano or organ|
MERRY CHRISTMAS TIME IS COME! s a canonic piece about the joy of Christmas. If seen on a single page, rather than on the customary octavo score, the performer will notice that the music may be played either right-side-up or upside-down; the result would be the same, a lovely piece of Christmas music attesting to the mystery of the season.
"When the Christmas Child was born, life was full of sadness. All the nations were forlorn. There could be no gladness. Then came a baby, born in a manger. Who was the baby born in a world of woe? He's the Son of Man, sent from heaven above, with love. Merry Christmas time is come, a time of gladness! Merry Christmas time is come; joyful are all nations! Merry Christmas time is come. Sing a song of gladness! Play the fife and beat the drum! Merry Christmas time is come; joy be to all mankind! Amen! WD Ranges are: Soprano, D1-f#2; Alto, b-c2; Tenor d-F1; Bass, G-b (2:37) #3 MED.