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- July 9, 2019 at 12:03 pm #593973charawayParticipant
Called “The Three Kings” I believe and the words begin “As December’s Frosty King went his way unwilling.” There is a Youtube video of Concordia Choir singing it, but no information on the arranger. I figure that if anyone can help me with this, it would be this forum. Thank you for any help you can offer.July 10, 2019 at 9:20 am #594000Jon EicheParticipant
I can get you a bit closer: The Concordia Choir in the YouTube recording is conducted by Paul J. Christiansen. There’s a recording, probably of the same piece, by the St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Paul’s father, F. Melius Christiansen:
The arranger of “The Three Kings” is listed there as L. Romean.July 10, 2019 at 11:38 am #594024Michael A. GrayParticipant
If I am not mistaken, “The Three Kings” (AKA “Canço de Nadal” – “As December’s frosty king”) is an arrangement of the Catalan carol “El desembre congelat.” It is reported to have been harmanized (a5) by one Lluis Romeu and was published by Oliver Ditson (Boston, 1918) in an English translation by Kurt Schinder and Deems Taylor. I don’t have a copy so I can’t confirm that this is the actual piece but the Worldcat has a listing of it’s locations in various libraries:
Taylor, by the way, was a very popular music commentator of the early 20th century, he is the narrator in Disney’s original “Fantasia” (1940).
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
http://www.graymichael.comJuly 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm #594050Michael A. GrayParticipant
Yep. That’s it! Here’s an eVersion of the score:
MGJuly 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm #594652charawayParticipant
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