The angels appear to the shepherds

A friend of mine put this message on Facebook this morning:

Looking for an easy chorus for a small choir of very young angels to sing in a nativity when visiting shepherds…anyone?

As if I hadn’t procrastinated enough this morning, I got the guitar out and came up with this little offering.  Have a listen:  Key’s a bit low for little ones, maybe?  Any other thoughts?

A     F#m  E                       D
Fear not! You must be pretty scared
A       F#m E                                  D          E
We’re not something that you’re dreaming
A        F#m E                         D
We’ve got some amazing news to tell
A        F#m E                   D      E
There’s a king born in a stable

A  D          E         A       F#m Bm    E     D/F# E/G#
Hosanna in excelsis, Hosanna in excelsis
A  D          E         A       F#m Bm    E     D/F# E/G# A   D E A    A D E A
Hosanna in excelsis, Hosanna in excelsis           deo

I know you’ve never seen a halo
But now we’re off to see the baby
Your sheep will be fine, sure what do they know?!
You should really get a move on

Hosanna etc.

I reckon this could be fun to sing.  There’s definitely room for some actions 🙂

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One thought on “The angels appear to the shepherds”

  1. Glad I stopped by your blog – the short blurb on Twitter bio doesn’t do justice. Glad to meet up with another musician. I’d be interested to hear your choral arrangements 🙂 I’m a music teacher from Philly area & I teach and conduct two choirs (4th-5th & middle school). I look forward to reading your blog/tweets.

    I have one suggestion about your new song: transpose it to a child-friendly key! A Maj would make sense if an adult male was singing, but for children, it would be really high or really low. 🙂

    Now, you should write the whole musical. This is a great start!
    Cheers,

    Yoon

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