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Published on Oct 11, 2009
The Spirit of Gambo - a Chicago Consort of Viols - William Byrd (1543-1623) - Out of the Orient Crystal SkiesOut of the orient crystal skies a blazing star did shine,Showing the place where poorly lies a blesséd Babe divine,Born of a maid of royal blood, who Mary hight by name,A Sacred Rose which once did bud by grace of heavenly flame;This shining star three kings did guide, even from the furthest East,To Bethlehem where it betide this blesséd Babe did rest,Laid in a silly manger poor betwixt an ox and ass,Whom these three kings did all adore as God's high pleasure was;And for the joy of his great birth a thousand Angels sing:"Glory and peace unto the earth, where born is this new King."The shepherds dwelling there about, when they this news did know,Came singing all even in a rout, fa-lan-ti-ding-di-do.Filmed March 29th, 2009 at the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL. Audio Recording by Free Chin, Choice Media Design, Chicago, IL. This video content is Copyright © 2009/ 2010 the Spirit of Gambo - a Chicago Consort of Viols and appears here on the GambaCast by permission. For more information on the Spirit of Gambo, visit http://www.spiritofgambo.org/. To subscribe to the 'Viols in Our Schools' GambaCast, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ and for more information on Viols in Our Schools & Doctor Phillip W. Serna, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/. For feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a review in the iTunes store at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZ.... Visit the online store to support future outreach activities at http://www.cafepress.com/violadagamba. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ and the GambaCast is Copyright © 2008/ 2009 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.