For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Date: December 7, 2002
OK, I guess I have misspent my life as a chorister. I do not know "For Unto
Us A Child Is Born" by heart. (In fact, I last sung this 25 years ago.)
So now I'm in a choir that requires us to sing this from memory at the first
rehearsal, and I have a small problem. In the tenor line (measure 61), we
sing: "And the government shall be, shall be up-o-o-o-on his shoulders".
But on the study CD, it's "And the government shall be upon his
shou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oulders". (It's also this way in my Schirmer edition.)
I realize that the director's word is the law here, but which reading is
considered correct here?