When I first heard this sung by Julie Andrews it took me a minute to figure out what Andre Previn had done in the music arrangement.
Here’s my voice singing the carol without accompaniment. (Warning: I’m no Julie Andrews.)
Sorry if it sounds too high. I sang it in the key written in our hymnal.
Did you figure out what he did?
Isn’t that fun? It’s okay if you think I’m weird for thinking that’s fun.
You can do it with all the verses of Angels From the Realms of Glory.
My friend’s husband pointed out that therefore it could be reversed and you could sing the words of Angels We Have Heard On High to the tune of Angels From the Realms of Glory. It’s just not near as nice that way. I was glad that my friend made him stop. 🙂 LOL