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"In Dulci Jubilo" - Four Settings



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Merry Christmas from me and my recorders! Yes, I know I'm late, but why stop celebrating the birth of Christ after only one day? :) Anyway! For your enjoyment, here are several harmonizations of this popular carol, the text and tune of which date back to mediaeval times.

Introduction: A slow and dignified 'pseudo-mediaeval' setting by me. It's meant to represent the tune's ancient origins.
Setting 1: Bartholomew Gesius - 1601
Setting 2: Johannes Walther - (mid 1500s, melody in the tenor.)
Setting 3: From "Christmas Carols Old and New" - 1871
Setting 4: J. S. Bach
(In case you're wondering about the little segue between the 3rd and 4th settings, it's there because the Bach is a tone higher and I was too lazy to transpose it.)

Recorders Used:
Mollenhauer "Adri's Dream" alto
Aulos 511B tenor
Aulos 533 bass
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1. In dulci jubilo,
Nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
Leit in praesepio,
Und leuchtet als die Sonne
Matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O, Alpha es et O!

2. O Jesu parvule
Nach dir ist mir so weh!
Tröst mir mein Gemüte
O puer optime
Durch alle deine Güte
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te, Trahe me post te!

3. O Patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!
Wir wären all verloren
Per nostra crimina
So hat er uns erworben
Coelorum gaudia
Eia, wären wir da, Eia, wären wir da!

4. Ubi sunt gaudia
Nirgend mehr denn da!
Da die Engel singen
Nova cantica,
Und die Schellen klingen
In regis curia.
Eia, wären wir da, Eia, wären wir da!
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Mollenhauer "Adri's Dream" alto
Aulos 511B tenor
Aulos 533 bass
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Philip18 said 2819 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Beautiful playing. I love the interplay between the various recorders. Your playing is clear and clean. Pretty tune. Much enjoyed.
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falcef said 2817 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
In dulci junior
A song classi al pastorale antic music christmas, very good esecutivo ns. Bye
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