Christo Dei Filio, Christo Dei Filio,
Redemptori Domino, puerulo, iacenti in praesepio.
What if an Infant small be cradled in the stall,
Angel quires in heav’nly hall
Before his footstool fall,
Singing anthems all.
As Dekoven, from long long ago WNYC Radio, expressed, “If something is worth playing once [especially if it is SOTW like this is, Super OTW or Out of This World] it is worth playing twice.” That is, in a row, which he did. This setting by the same Michael Praetorius comes from a vinyl recording issued long before CD’s.