Lo How A Rose E're Blooming

by Caitelen

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This beautifully haunting arrangement brings a fresh sound to the hymn, originally by German composer Michael Praetorius (1609). It is arranged simply, intentionally "up close," raw, and vocally forward. Think AIison Krauss and Imogen Heap, with a little Enya.


Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

Isaiah ’twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright, she bore to men a Savior,
When half spent was the night.

Oh night, Oh night
Silent Night

O Savior, Child of Mary, who felt our human woe,
O Savior, King of glory, who dost our weakness know;
By grace bring us, we pray, into your courts in Heaven,
And to the endless day!


released December 12, 2013
Words & Music: Michael Praetorius, 1609, trans. by Theodore Baker
Arr.: Caitelen Schneeberger, 2013

Caitelen Schneeberger: Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Xylophone

Mixing: Caitelen Schneeberger, SoulCakeStudios

Additional Mixing & Mastering: Drew Hodge, DSC Studios



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Caitelen Santa Fe, New Mexico

​Caitelen is a singer/songwriter, poet, and recording artist in Phoenix, AZ, whose music is vocally forward, lyrically emphatic, indie pop/rock narrative with a gospel twist. She strives for authenticity in her songwriting that reflects the ebb and flow of doubt and faith, and the beauty, longing, and awe of living in the "now and not yet." ... more

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