SATB A Cappella
Language: English or Norwegian
Spotless Rose is my simple, melodic setting of the well-known 16th century text, which can be performed in either English or Norwegian.
NB: RECORDING BELOW FEATURES THE NORWEGIAN VERSION
A Spotless Rose is growing,
Sprung from a tender root,
Of ancient seers’ foreshowing,
Of Jesse promised fruit;
Its fairest bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter,
And in the dark midnight.
The Rose which I am singing,
Whereof Isaiah said,
Is from its sweet root springing
In Mary, purest Maid;
Through God’s great love and might
The Blessed Babe she bare us
In a cold, cold winter’s night.