What Child Is This?
This hymn What Child Is This? is a famous English Christmas carol.
The words were written by William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898).
They are taken from his poem The Manger Throne, which Dix wrote in 1865.
The music is the famous tune Greensleeves, a 16th century English melody.
The Christmas carol What Child Is This? as we know it was first published in Rev. Henry Ramsden Bramley and Sir John Stainer's Christmas Carols New and Old (London : Novello, Ewer & Co., 1867), as carol no. 14.
This score is an edition of John Stainer's version of the Christmas hymn What Child Is This? for Grade 5 piano.
It is set in the key of E minor.
For your greater enjoyment, this sheet music includes the complete lyrics in English (three verses and chorus).
Duration : 02:57
Source : Christmas Hymns & Carols by Anonymous or Unknown Composers
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