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for John Romeri and the Church of the Assumption, Pittsburgh

Candlelight Carol
Words and music by
JOHN RUTTER

Andante con moto + = 92


= -
Flute - -
- - 3 9 9 9 9 9 9
: - 4

-
Oboe > - -
- - 3 9 9 9 9 9 9
: - 4

-
- -
- - 3 9 9 9 9 6 6
: - 4 W W
W
W W W W
W W
Harp p
< - - - 3 9 9 9 9 ! 0
- - - 4 ! 0

Andante con moto + = 92 SOPRANOS (and ALTOS)


mp legato e dolce
= -
Soprano - -
- - 3 9 9 9 9 W W
Alto : - 4 W
W W W

1. How do you cap ture the

Tenor < - - - 3 9 9 9 9 9 9
Bass >
- - - 4

Andante con moto + = 92


con sord.
= -
Violin I - -
- - 3 W W W W
: - 4 W
W W W W
! 0 ! 0 ! 0

p dolce
con sord.
-
Violin II - -
- - 3 9
: - 4 W
! 0 ! 0
! ! 0 ! 0

p dolce
con sord.
- - 3 ! 0
Viola ; - - -
-
4
9 9
W W W ! 0 ! 0
p dolce
con sord. ! 0
W
Cello
< - - - 3 9 W W
! 0
- - - 4 ! 0 ! 0
p dolce
con sord.
)
Double bass
< - - - 3 9 9 9 ! 0 6 7 9
>
- - - 4 W W
p pp

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- -
- - 6 6 6 6 6
: - - W W W W
W W W W
W W W W W W W W W
W W W W
W W
Hp

! 0 ! 0
< - - - ! 0 ! 0
- - - ! 0

= - - - W 0 W W
- - W W W
: - W W W W W
> ! W
! +
wind on the wa ter? How do you count all the stars in the
= - - -
- -
: -
! 0 ! 0 ! 0 ! 0
Vln I

! 0

- -
- -
Vln II : - -
! 0 ! 0 ! 0 ! 0 ! 0

- -
; - -
Vla - - ! 0
! 0 ! 0 ! 0 ! 0

< ! 0
- -
- -
Vc.
- - ! 0 ! 0 ! 0 ! 0

pizz.
< W
- - 9 9 7 7 9 7 7
- -
Db.
> - - W
pp
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12
- - W
- - 6 6 6 W 6 W 6 W
: - - W W W
W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W W

Hp poco cresc. mp
0 ! ! W ! 0
< - ! 0 ! 0
- -
- - -

cresc. dim. p)
= - W W
- - W W W W
- - ! 0 W W W W W 0
: - ! W
>
sky? How can you mea sure the love of a mo ther, Or
= - - -
- - ! W
: - ! 0 ! 0
! 0
Vln I

! 0
poco cresc. mp
- -
- -
Vln II : - -
! 0 ! 0 ! 0
! 0 ! 0
poco cresc. mp
- ! 0 !
; - - W ! 0
- - ! 0 ! 0
Vla
-
poco cresc. mp
< - ! 0 ! 0
- - ! 0
Vc. - - ! 0 !
- W
poco cresc. mp
W W
< - W W
- - 7 7 W 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Db. - - W
> -
poco cresc. mp
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- - W
- - 6 W W 6 6
: - - W W W
W W W W
W W W W W W W W
Hp p
< - -! 0 ! 0
- - ! 0
- - - ! 0

)
= - - - W W W
- - W W W
: - W 0 W ! 0
> W 0
+
how can you write down a ba bys first cry?

= - )
- -
Vln I :
- - - -W 0 W
! 0 ! /W ! 0
W
p
- - -
Vln II :
- - - W !
W !
! W ! 0

p
- -
Vla ; - - W ! 0 ! 0 ! 0
- - !

p
< - -W !
Vc. - -
-
-
-
W
!
! 0
-!
W
p
< - -W W
Db. >
- -
-
-
- 7 7 7
W
W 7 7
W
7 7

?
A
(CHOIR UNACCOMPANIED)
21 p molto legato cresc.
= - ! W
- - W W W W ! W W W
S. :
- - -
! W W
W W W W W

Can dle light, an gel light, fire light and star glow Shine on his cra dle till
p molto legato cresc.
- ) )
- -
A. :
- - - ! W W ! W W ! W
W W W W 0 W W W 0 W W

Can dle light, an gel light and star glow Shine on his cra dle till
p molto legato cresc.
- - ! ! W W ! W W 0 W W W W
- W ! W W
T. q
- - -
+
Can dle light, an gel light and star glow Shine on his cra dle till
p molto legato cresc.
W 0 W W 0 W W W
W
! W W W W W W
W W W W
< -
1 - -
-
-
- + +

Can dle light, an gel light, fire light and star glow Shine on his cra dle till
B.
p molto legato cresc.
W ! W W W W W
< ! W ! 0 W W W W
-
2 >
- -
-
-
- W

Can dle light, fire light and star glow Shine on his cra dle till
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= - - -
- - 9 9 9 9 9
Fl. : -

- -
- - 9 9 9 9 9
Ob. : - -
>

- -
- - 9 9 9 9 9
: - -

Hp

< - - - 9 9 9 9 9
- - -

=
f W ! W
- - ! 0 W W ! W W W
- - W /W W 0
: - - W
+
break ing of dawn. Glo ri a, glo ri a in ex cel sis

-
f ) )
- -
- - ! 0 W 0 W W W 0 W
: - W W W W W W W 0 W W W
+
break ing of dawn. Glo ri a, glo ri a in ex cel sis

W W !
f! !
- - W W W W W W
- - W W
q - -

break ing of dawn. Glo ri a in ex cel sis

!
fW W W ! 0
W W 0 W W W
W W W W
< - - - +
- - -
break ing of dawn. Glo ri a in ex cel sis

fW W W W W W W W W
W W W
< - W W
- - !
- -
> -
break ing of dawn. Glo ri a in ex cel sis

= - W W W W W W
- - W W W W W W W
- - 9 9 W W W W W
Vln I : -

mf
- -
- - 9 9 W W W W W W W
: - - W W W W W W W
Vln II
W W W W
mf
W W W W W W W
- W W W W W W W W
; - - 9 9 W W W
- -
Vla
-
mf
W W ! W div.
W
! W W !
< - - - 9 7 7
Vc. - - -
mf
arco
W W ! W ! W !
< - - - 9 7 7
Db. - -
> -
mf
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32 B
= - - -
- - 9 9 9 9 9
Fl. : -

- -
- - 9 9 9 9 9
Ob. : - -
>

- - W W
- - 9 6 W 6 6 6 W
: - - W W W W W
W W W W W W
W W
Hp mp
< ! W
- - 9 ! 0 ! 0
- - ! 0
- - ! 0

mp B
=
dim. dim. ) p
- - W
- - W W W
: - - ! W W W W ! 0
W 0 + W 0

De o! An gels are sing ing; the Christ child is born.


-
dim. mp dim. p
- - ) )
- -
: - -W ! W W
W W W 0 W W W 0 W ! 0

De o! An gels are sing ing; the Christ child is born.


dim. mp dim. p
- - ! W W W W W
- - W W W W W ! 0
q - -

De o! An gels are sing ing; the Christ child is born.


dim. mp dim. p
W 0 W W W W W
W W W W W W
< - W
- - ! 0
- - +
-
De o! An gels are sing ing; the Christ child is born.
dim. mp dim. p
< ! W
- - W W W W W W
- - W W W
> - - ! 0

De o! An gels are sing ing; the Christ child is born.


B
= - - - W W W W
- - !
Vln I : - W W W ! ! 0
W W !
p

- -
- -
: - - W W W W !
Vln II
-W W W !
W ! 0 ! 0
p

- -W W W W
; - - W W W W W !
- -
Vla
- W ! W W
!
p
)
W 0 W ! 0 unis.

! 0 W ! W
< - - - ! 0 ! 0 ! 0
- - ! 0
Vc.
-
! 0
p
div.

< ! ! 0
- - W ! 0 W ! 0
- - W ! 0
Db.
> - - 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 W ! 0
7 7
pizz.
p