Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - Nicholas White

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - Nicholas White
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Price: $1.85
Product ID : SY698
Weight: 0.13 lbs
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SATB Choir, Divisi, with Organ

8 pgs., 8.5" x 11"

The classic Christmas Carol, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, has been set by many composers. Nicholas White's musical setting for organ and choir will not disappoint! Add this to your repertoire this Christmas and you will dance with joy.


“Tomorrow shall be my dancing day” is an English Christmas Carol. Thomas Cahill, in his book “Mysteries of the Middle Ages” (Doubleday, 2006), presents this song as an English carol in which Christ speaks in His own voice, describing his Incarnation as his “dancing day.” Cahill writes that the carol can be found on extant broadsides, which makes it certainly as old as early printing, but still impossible to date. He goes on to suggest that the phrase “the legend of my play” appears to be an allusion to a mystery play, and that the song might well have been sung at the beginning of one of those dramas. That, he writes, would place it in the later Middle Ages, perhaps the fourteenth century. The text became especially popular once it was printed in William B. Sandys’ “Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern” (1833).The image of Christ dancing with joy over His Incarnation recalls that image from the Old Testament, where “David danced before the Lord with all his might…” (2 Samuel 6:14). Let us think of what was in the ancient ark of the covenant, for all that was in that ark as a type is to be seen in Christ our heavenly covenant ark above.

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