There is No Rose of Such Virtue

A SATB div. a cappella choral setting.

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu;

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
    Res miranda.

By that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three,
    Pari forma.

Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth;

-Traditional 15th century English Carol

This piece was premiered on March 23, 2018 by the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin on their “Locally Grown II” concert in Racine, WI.

I am making this manuscript available for download for FREE, because of the nature of this piece’s creation. I set this text to create something simple yet beautiful in order to cope with some personal matters that happened in October 2018. I pray that this piece shows the beauty of our Lord’s birth and that it gives comfort to those who sing and those who hear it.