J:10364791:C:The Snow Lay on the Ground
The Snow Lay on the Ground
- Hal Leonard Corporation
The traditional Christmas text and new music combine to create an introspective work filled with reverent mystery and rich emotion. Set in a rocking 6/8 and minor mode, the first verse opens with back and forth phrases between the women and men, leading into a contrasting homophonic section in the 2nd verse. Following a modulation, the original melodic material then returns for the final verse.