about 15 years ago, my dad signed me up for the innsbrucker capellknaben boys’ choir, and i quickly grew fond of singing.
in 1996, we went on a concert tour to athens, greece with the choir, and we in our repertoire was classical as well as traditional austrian music, but also some international christmas songs and carols.
i’m not sure what prompted me, but i’ve recently been looking up these christmas songs, and have been trying to find recordings/videos.
over the next few days, i’m going to post the ones that i was able to find.
gaudete – christmas song from the middle ages (16th century)
performed by the king’s singers
[ad#center] you can find the sheet music at choir anthems and arrangements by david lee. gaudete is number 7 from the top.
here’s a copy of the lyrics and a translation, taken from wikipedia:
|Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus
Ref.: Gaudete, gaudete!
Tempus adest gratiae,
Deus homo factus est,
Ergo nostra contio
|Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born
Ref.: Rejoice, rejoice!
The time of grace has come
God has become man,
The closed gate of Ezechiel
Therefore let our song