Winds Through the Olive Trees

Poet/Lyricist: 

Anonymous 16th c. Gasçon
A unique Christmas song featuring a mesmerizing flute solo with a Middle Eastern feel. I wanted to evoke the timeless quality of the desert landscape.

Premiere: 

The Singers, Minnesota Choral Artists
Item Voicing Media Price
LK003-06 SATB (soprano divisi) with flute
$2.00
LKD003-06
digital download
SATB (soprano divisi) with flute $1.75

Text:

Winds Through the Olive Trees

Winds through the olive trees softly did blow
'round little Bethlehem, long ago.
Sheep on the hillside lay whiter than snow,
shepherds were watching them, long, long ago.

Then from the happy skies, angels bent low.
Singing their songs of joy: long, long ago.
For in a manger bed, cradled we know,
Christ came to Bethlehem, long, long ago.