Christmas Tree, The | 15-94910

The Christmas Tree

from "Seven Children's Songs" Op. 61

Part Number

15-94910

Price

$1.65

Voicing

Unison

Lyrics By

English Translation by William H. Halverson

Music By

Edvard Grieg

Edited By

Darcy Morrissey

The heartfelt lyrics of this charming piece originate from the beloved children’s book, Peter’s Christmas. This poetic work is a snapshot of the ideal Scandinavian Christmas in the 1800s and continues to be read at Christmastime in Denmark.  Between the two best-known musical settings of this poem—one by Danish composer C.E.F Weyse, and this one by Grieg—the Weyse setting is the most popular in Norway.