We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth
Timothy Shaw offers a wonderful modern perspective on Martin Luther’s Christmas hymn, “We Praise You, Jesus, at Your Birth” for SAB choir and piano. With an expressive piano part and delicate melody, this beautiful arrangement encapsulates the true Christmas spirit of hushed wonderment and joy in the incarnation.
Shaw has taken a great 14th-century German text that includes some stanzas by Martin Luther and provided a lovely new tune and accompaniment. This is a splendid opportunity for those who seek to provide classic Reformation texts accessible to choirs and faith communities of today. SAB voicing appears to be very natural with Shaw, and this should find great usage for Christmastide and Epiphanytide worship or concerts.