So hallow'd and so gracious is the time

  • for choir SATB and piano

  • Duration 3'


by William Shakespeare

this piece was written for Sargent Cancer Care for Children's Christmas Carol Campaign 2003

This piece is published by Graphite - please click here to be taken to Graphite's website - or contact Paul direct for further information


Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long;
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.

(Marcellus, in Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 2)