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In Dulci Jubilo Hymn Arrangement Publication Details

  Catalogue Number -
PEL5034 SATB
German melody, 14th century

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir and Organ

Level of Difficulty - Moderate

Uses/Season - Christmas Concert, Hymn/Anthem
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music - 7 pages
12 page booklet
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2015

Perusal Score PDF SATB Perusal
 

Description/Remarks

This beloved German hymn, with a tune from the 14th century and words in Latin and English by Heinrich Suso (1295-1361) trans. R. L. Pearsall, is majestically set in a joyful and increasingly inventive setting by Paul Halley. The first verse opens in the conventional fashion, but by the second verse Halley has moved into Renaissance-style accompaniment. The third (choir only) verse is a tender expression where signature Halley harmonies and rhythms come to the fore, culminating in the fourth and final verse with its descant in the soprano line soaring into the heavens.

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Youtube video of this music on the University of King's College Chapel Choir channel - Paul Halley, director. "In Dulci Jubilo" arr. Halley, from live recording of 'A King's Christmas 2016' - starts at 00:57:10 - four minutes to 01:00:45.

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Listen to live recording of "A King's Christmas 2016" performance below on youtube.


 

 

 
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  Text

In Dulci Jubilo

All

1 In dulci jubilo 
Let us our homage shew;
Our
heart's joy reclineth
In praesepio

And like a bright star shineth,
Matris in gremio

Alpha es et O.

All

2 O Jesu parvule,
I yearn for thee alway,
Hear me, I beseech thee,
O Puer optime!
My prayer let it reach thee,
O princeps gloriae!
Trahe me post te!

 

 

 

 

Choir

3 O Patris caritas,
O Nati lenitas!

Deeply were we stained
Per nostra crimina;
But thou for us hast gained
Coelorum gaudia.

Qualis gloria!

All

4 Ubi sunt gaudia,
If that they be not there?
There are
angels singing
Nova cantica,

There the
bells are ringing
In Regis curia.

O that we were there!

                                                                                         

Words: Heinrich Suso (c.1295-1361);
trans. R. L. Pearsall

Music: 14th cent. German;
arr. P. Halley

 
Translation of the Latin Text: 

1 In dulci jubilo In quiet joy
In praesepio
In a manger
Matris in gremio
In the mother's lap
Alpha es et O
Thou art Alpha and Omega

 

3 O Patris caritas O love of the Father
O Nati lenitas
O gentleness of the Son
Per nostra crimina
Through our sins
Coelorum gaudia
The joy of heaven

2 O Jesu parvule O tiny Jesus
O Puer optime
O best of boys
O princeps gloriae
O prince of glory
Trahe me post te
Draw me after Thee

 

4 Ubi sunt gaudia Where are joys
Nova cantica
New songs
In Regis curia
In the king's court