Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Unfold, Ye Portals, from The Redemption

Charles Gounod composed his three-part oratorio The Redemption in 1882. The oratorio was an immediate hit, and a favorite work at British choral festivals of the 19th century, with their massed choirs and large orchestras. In this performance, the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble provides additional drama to the chorus’s thrilling final fanfares.

AIRED: December 17, 2018 | 0:03:17
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TRANSCRIPT

("Unfold Ye Portals," by Charles Gounod)

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ Ye portals everlasting

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ Ye portals everlasting

♪ With welcome to receive

♪ Him ascending on high

♪ Behold the King of Glory

♪ He mounts up to the sky

♪ Back to heavenly mansions hasting ♪

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ For lo, the King comes nigh

♪ But who is he, the King of Glory ♪

♪ He who death overcame

♪ The Lord in battle mighty

♪ But who is he, the King of Glory ♪

♪ Of hosts he is the Lord

♪ Of angels and the powers

♪ The King of Glory is the King of the Saints ♪

(music soars)

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ Ye portals everlasting

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ Ye portals everlasting

♪ With welcome to receive

♪ Him ascending on high

♪ Behold, the King of Glory

♪ He mounts up to the sky

♪ Back to the heavenly mansions hasting ♪

♪ Unfold, unfold, unfold

♪ For lo the King comes nigh

(orchestral music)

(trumpets fade)

♪ Fa la la la la, la la la la


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