It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
From the Five Sacred Part Songs (1871)
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan adapted the melody of the first four lines of this Christmas carol from an old tune, and composed the melody of the remaining four lines.
The lyrics were written in 1849 by Edward Hamilton Sears (1810-1876).
This carol was first published in Church Hymns with Tunes in 1874.
This score is an arrangement for violin solo.
It is to be played in the first three positions.
For your greater enjoyment, this sheet music includes the complete lyrics in English (five verses).
You might also be interested in another version of this hymn by Richard Storrs Willis.
Duration : 00:40 per verse
Source : Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Five Sacred Part Songs (1871).
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