The Rose That Bare Jesu |SATB Chorus|5.5
Notes from the publisher
Ron Kean has made this famous 14th century English Christmas poem magical.
An enchanted and delightfully charmed sense of mystery overwhelms the listener from the start. A delicate dance ensues and merges themes and text.
Jonathan Talberg has selected this medium-difficult piece for his series which caters to college and community choirs.
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
There is no rose of such vertu
As is the rose that bare Jesu;
For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda (beautiful).
By that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three.
The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis deo:
Gaudeamus (Let us rejoice this day).
Leave we all this wearldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth;
Transeamus (cross over).