Alexander Campkin: The Crimson Sun
Apollo5

(I like to turn my volume up for this one … the “Gloria in excelsis Deo” is just so gorgeous!)

When the crimson sun had set
Low behind the wintry sea,
On the bright and cold midnight
Burst a sound of heavenly glee:

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Where the manger crib is laid,
In the city fair and free,
Hand in hand, this shepherds band
Worship Christ on bended knee.

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Join with us in welcome song,
Ye who in Christ’s Home abide,
Sing the Love of God above,
Shown at happy Christmas-tide.

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Rev George P Grantham (1833-1909)

Apollo5 is based in London at the Voces8 Centre and is part of the Voces8 Foundation – our aim is to inspire people through music with an innovative education outreach programme alongside a busy schedule of concert performances around the world.

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Clare Stewart
Joshua Cooter
Oliver Martin-Smith
Greg Link

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