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Choral ~ Holiday ~ with Keyboard



“Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day”

(An arrangement of the traditional English carol)



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SCORING:  SATB (some divisi), acc. by piano

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I wanted to arrange this familiar carol in a unique way, so I decided to give it an unexpected lilt by injecting some 5/8 measures into the mostly 6/8 piece. This gives a fresh twist to the original carol and makes it even more sprightly than it already is. This arrangement would make a delightful addition to your holiday concert.

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Traditional English text

Complete text:

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.
I would my true love did so chance
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance:

      Sing O my love!  O my love, my love, my love,
      This have I done for my true love!

Then was I born of a virgin pure,
Of her I took fleshly substance.
Thus was I knit to man’s nature,
To call my true love to my dance:
      (Refrain)

In a manger laid, and wrapped I was,
So very poor, this was my chance,
Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass,
To call my true love to my dance:
      (Refrain)

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.
I would my true love did so chance
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance:
      (Refrain)

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