A setting of words by Isle of Purbeck poet, Eric Gosney, When Love came to the world is an original carol suitable for use in either services or concerts.

Its four verses talk of the response to Christ’s Nativity of the sleeping, unprepared world, the shepherds, the Magi and ourselves today.

It is set for SATB choir with Tenor (or Soprano) solo in v.3. The first verse is for Sopranos only, but can be performed effectively by a children’s choir. The last verse is for unison voices with Soprano descant.

Duration: 3′ 50″

A performance of the work in rehearsal by Chromata Voices of Purbeck can be heard in the video, where the text can also be followed:


This work is published by Chromata Music as an 8pp Octavo booklet (272x190mm), printed by Halstan UK on good quality music stock.

Those who wish to perform the work also have the options of purchasing a licensed download from which they can make their own copies, or hiring copies from the publisher.

Purchase price:   1-4 copies: £1.60 each  /  5-15 copies: £1.44 each  /  16-30 copies: £1.36 each  /  31-50 copies: £1.28 each  /  51+ copies: £1.20 each

Download licence:   Up to 30 copies: £36   /  Up to 60 copies: £63  /  Up to 90 copies: £81           For larger numbers, please enquire

Hire price:  40p per copy for a four month period

To enquire about placing an order, or for any further information, please contact David using this form.