What is this Lovely Fragrance?

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What is this Lovely Fragrance?

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This arrangement of the beautiful 17th C. French carol attempts to capture the transparency of its whimsical text. The poetic and symbolic idea of ‘fragrance’ is suggested by unison lines in the first two verses followed by ‘vaporous excursions’ in the organ/piano accompaniment. The last verse is warmed and enlarged to four parts then briefly six parts where the lyric points towards the personal response that must accompany our adoration: “Low at his feet we lay our treasure”. Overall, it is an easy teach, with careful part writing putting this arrangement within reach of most choirs.

Festival Chorus Roy Thomson Hall Toronto

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About the music

This music product is a digital download - instant access after purchase.

Preview Music: PDF Sample (click to open, right-click to save)
Words by: Words and music: 17th C. French traditional
Music by: Words and music: 17th C. French traditional Arrangement Len Ballantine


  • Uncomplicated

Duration: 4'30"
Orchestration: SATB/organ or piano


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