What Child is This sheet music for Viola
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About 'What Child is This'
|The Artist:||Traditional Music of unknown author.|
|Composition Info:||"What Child Is This?" is a popular Christmas carol with lyrics written in 1865. At the age of 29, English writer William Chatterton Dix was struck with a sudden near-fatal illness and confined to bedrest for several months, during which he went into a deep depression. Yet out of his near-death experience, Dix wrote many hymns, including a poem entitled, "The Manger Throne," from which three stanzas were later culled, set to the traditional English tune "Greensleeves," and retitled as "What Child Is This?"|
What child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary�s lap is sleeping,
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary!
|Score Key||E minor (Sounding Pitch)|
|Tempo Marking||e = 140|
|Number of Pages||1|
|Difficulty Level||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|
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