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More about Vivian Layne:
Vivian Layne -started music lessons Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Ontario Canada thanks to goodly parents; is a BYU grad- feels grateful for influence of wonderful teaching from professors Robert Manookin and Mac Wilberg and others, composes choral SATB works and childrens' music; she has taught voice and piano lessons for over 25 years, and has a background of singing with symphony choirs (Raleigh,NC, Nashvile Tn., Denver Co.) and opera choruses( Charleston WV) including solo performances(most recent Messiah performance Dec. 2018 in Calagary, Alberta with guest conductor Hirvo Surva from Estonia.). She has directed church and community choirs in various parts of the US and Puerto Rico, holds childrens' summer music vocal camps. Her music has been sung by various choirs/choruses in Canada and US, Germany and Puerto Rico. Vivian loves to continue to write with frequency as she lives and loves to spend time with husband Mitch and 5 children and grandchildren, many of whom have taken lessons with her! She also loves reading, birds, gardening and travel.
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This SATB choral selection by Vivian Layne works with piano or organ accompaniment. Four measures of gentle intro prepare the voices to sing  gently rising and falling melody and harmonies which swell toward the exclamation that "the Son of God is born!"  Describing the  humble circumstance,  lovely angelic strains of goodwill at His birth, and conclude with His teachings of how to live in harmony, this is a simple to intermediate level Christmas expression of His glory and the peace He offers.  Peace was written specifically for a church choir Christmas program.    

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Lyrics: 1. On this night so long ago, a calm, gentle peace lay.
Shepherds from afar, gazing at the star in wonder and amazement humbly knelt.
"The Son of God is born! The Son of God is born!"
2. As the gleaming star it's light cast round about the stable,
soft angelic strains swelled and filled the earth with words of joy, goodwill to all the world.
"The Son of God is born! The Son of God is born!"
3. Humble as it was this reverenced place brought us a Savior!
Christ the King would grow, teach the world of Love, a way to live with grace in harmony.
"The Son of God is born! The Son of God is born!" Glory, glory! Glory be to God!
And on earth, peace, peace.
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