Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tempo Corrections to Nine Meditations on Christmas Carols by Weldon Whipple

A recent performance of Nine Meditations on Christmas Carols for Organ has revealed that most of their tempos are too fast. Here are their corrected suggested tempos.
  1. It Came upon the Midnight Clear: ♩. = 48
  2. Once in Royal David's City: ♩ = 66 [no change necessary]
  3. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly: ♩ = 69
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem: ♩ = 69
  5. I Wonder as I Wanter: ♩ = 72
  6. See amid the Winter's Snow: ♩ = 69
  7. Silent Night: ♩ = 60
  8. Away in a Manger (Cradle Song): ♩ = 60
  9. Away in a Manger (Luther's Cradle Hymn): ♩ = 80

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