New tune for Thomas Troeger’s gorgeous text, exploring the Christmas story from Joseph’s unique perspective. “The hands that first held Mary’s child were hard from working wood, from boards they sawed and planed and filed, and splinters they withstood; This day they gripped no tool of steel, they drove no iron nail, but cradled from the head to heel, our Lord newborn and frail.”
Available in SATB, SSA, or TTBB voicings. Optional cello part available; optional orchestration available (which still uses the solo cello).
Instrumentation: Piano, Cello, Orchestra