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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
13-Dec-04 - 01:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
I sang Gaudete in the amphitheatre in a Roman town called Callevae (near Reading in Berkshire) where the accoustics are the most incredible thing I've ever heard (it was the only song in Latin I knew then that didn't need a full choir and orchestra). For an earth bank ring open to the skies, and surrounded by trees, it was stunning! The hair on the back of my neck stood up and it felt incredible!

I've also done it as part of a quintent, during midnight mass on Christmas Eve, standing apart from the rest of the congregation and choir, under the tower. Again, an incredible feeling, but not so powerful as the amphitheatre!