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This setting of an old Appalachian folk song "I Am In Love" is set for advanced SSAA ensemble.  The original haunting melody begins in a fragile unison.  Other voices join in with heart-breaking crunches, suspensions, and canon, which echo the pain of the woman in this story. 

Voicing: SSAA, a cappella

Difficulty: Advanced

Length: 4:25

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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:
The angels sung and the shepherds too:
"Gloria in excess deo":
Pari forma

Leave we all this worldly mirth
and follow we this joyful birth:
res miranda (a marvellous thing)
pari forma (in equal form)
gaudeamus (let us rejoice)
transeamus (let us go)

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