5th Day of Christmas: Lullaby for the Christ Child, Ruth Watson Henderson

For the fifth day of Christmas, here’s Lullaby for the Christ Child by Ruth Watson Henderson:

[Listen to Lullaby for the Christ Child on YouTube]

The music is available from Good Music Publishing for unison voices; the Canadian Music Centre says the work is for “children’s choir (unison with descant), or for soprano solo, with piano or organ accompaniment, and optional adult choir SATB.”

New music this week: Ruth Watson Henderson

This week I was sent a wonderful list of music by women, thanks to the Multitude of Voyces project. I promptly fell down a rabbit hole of listening to lots of music instead of updating my database… hence this post is a day late.

When I finally pried myself away from the Tube of You, I added some work by Canadian composer Ruth Watson Henderson to the site, and I added a new page for works I haven’t sorted into categories yet.

Here’s Ruth Watson Henderson’s Missa Brevis:

[Listen to Missa Brevis by Ruth Watson Henderson on Youtube]

I’m going to take a couple of weeks off from updating the database, so there won’t be “new music this week” posts on Tuesday 26th December or Tuesday 2nd January. I do still intend to make music recommendations, though.