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Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)

03 Jan 97 - 09:34 PM (#1081)
Subject: gaudete
From: Warren Robinson

I would greatly appreciate the Latin lyrics to Gaudete as sung by Steel Eye Span

Steeleye Span Lyrics

(link OK May, 2007)


06 Jan 97 - 11:26 PM (#1172)
Subject: ADD: Gaudete
From: Bo Vandenberg

Gaudete & Translation

The first written form is from Piae Cantiones, 1582

 (chrs)		Gaudete, gaudete, Christus est natus,
Ex Maria virginć, Gaudete.

Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born
From the Virgin Mary, Rejoice

chrs

Tempus adest gratić, Hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina lćtitić, Devote redamus

The time of favour is here, which we have deserved
let us answer (with) a sacred song of delight
chrs

Deus homo factus est, naturam erante
Mundus renovatus est, a Christo regnante
God has been made man in substance
The world is renewed, by Christ in His dominion

chrs

Ezechelis porta, Clausa per transitor
Unde lux est orta, salus invenitor
The gate of Ezekial has been closed through sin
From which the light of dawn has risen, the finder of our salvation

chrs

Ergo nostra contio, salus jam in lustro,
Benedicat domino, salus regi nostro

Therefore our company has (found) salvation in the light
And praises the Lord our King and Redeemer


07 Jan 97 - 12:40 AM (#1180)
Subject: RE: gaudete
From: dick greenhaus

Hi-
And many thanx.
dick

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21 May 98 - 02:31 AM (#28910)
Subject: Tune Add: GAUDETE (from Steeleye Span)
From: Joe Offer

I thought I'd start a new thread on this song because I have a few questions. If I do this right, you'll see what has transpired so far. If I goof it up, Max may not be happy with me. Here goes.
-Joe Offer



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Subject: RE: Harmony, Harmony? Wherefore art thou?
From: alison
Date: 21-May-98 - 12:57 AM

Hi,

I don't know what key this is meant to be in (on the recording), so I stuck it in Am. If I hear the recording I'll fix up the other parts.

Alan's program really is very easy to use.

Slainte

Alison

MIDI file: GAUDETE.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: GAUDETE
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 69 044 0478 0 69 044 0002 1 69 042 0478 0 69 042 0002 1 67 040 0478 0 67 040 0002 1 69 042 0238 0 69 042 0002 1 71 049 0238 0 71 049 0002 1 72 053 0478 0 72 053 0002 1 72 048 0238 0 72 048 0002 1 71 044 0478 0 71 044 0002 1 69 046 0238 0 69 046 0002 1 67 040 0478 0 67 040 0002 1 67 035 0478 0 67 035 0002 1 67 028 0478 0 67 028 0002 1 69 034 0478 0 69 034 0002 1 71 046 0718 0 71 046 0002 1 69 028 0238 0 69 028 0002 1 67 028 0478 0 67 028 0002 1 69 028 0238 0 69 028 0002 1 71 042 0478 0 71 042 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 67 033 0478 0 67 033 0002 1 69 035 0478 0 69 035 0002 1 69 035 0478 0 69 035 0002 1 69 046 0478 0 69 046 0002 1 67 031 0478 0 67 031 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 71 042 0238 0 71 042 0002 1 72 040 0478 0 72 040 0002 1 72 040 0238 0 72 040 0002 1 71 040 0478 0 71 040 0002 1 69 031 0238 0 69 031 0002 1 67 033 0478 0 67 033 0002 1 67 034 0478 0 67 034 0002 1 67 028 0478 0 67 028 0002 1 69 029 0478 0 69 029 0002 1 71 038 0718 0 71 038 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 67 037 0478 0 67 037 0002 1 69 031 0238 0 69 031 0002 1 71 040 0478 0 71 040 0002 1 69 024 0238 0 69 024 0002 1 67 040 0478 0 67 040 0002 1 69 049 0958 0 69 049 0002 1 69 048 0238 0 69 048 0002 1 69 044 0238 0 69 044 0002 1 67 026 0186 1 69 049 0082 0 67 026 0212 1 72 030 0014 0 69 049 0189 1 71 026 0015 0 72 030 0223 0 71 026 0052 1 69 036 0416 0 69 036 0051 1 69 028 0238 0 69 028 0002 1 65 029 0238 0 65 029 0002 1 64 044 0186 1 65 038 0015 0 64 044 0277 0 65 038 0002 1 62 033 0478 0 62 033 0002 1 62 033 0478 0 62 033 0002 1 62 033 0238 0 62 033 0002 1 62 022 0238 0 62 022 0002 1 65 021 0238 0 65 021 0002 1 62 030 0238 0 62 030 0002 1 65 032 0238 0 65 032 0002 1 67 037 0238 0 67 037 0002 1 69 031 0478 0 69 031 0002 1 72 046 0238 0 72 046 0002 1 69 043 0238 0 69 043 0002 1 71 040 0238 0 71 040 0002 1 72 030 0238 0 72 030 0002 1 69 031 0478 0 69 031 0002 1 69 046 0478 0 69 046
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Gaudete
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
A2A2G2AB|c2cB2AG2|G2G2A2B2|-BAG2AB2A|G2A2A2A2|
G2ABc2cB|-BAG2G2G2|A2B3AG2|AB2AG2A2|-A2AAG3/4A5/4c3/4B5/4|
A2AFE3/4F5/4D2|D2DDFDFG|A2cABcA2|A8||



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Subject: RE: Harmony, Harmony? Wherefore art thou?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21-May-98 - 01:08 AM

Hi Alison,

Didn't see your message before. Thanks to your thread I now have Alan's latest program. If it makes transcription sense I will transpose to C as well.

Thanks John


21 May 98 - 02:44 AM (#28912)
Subject: Lyr Add: GAUDETE (from Steeleye Span)
From: Joe Offer

This is a corrected version of lyrics I found at a Steeleye Span Web site; and it also corrects one word from the database, so now it makes a little more sense. I still haven't figured out a good translation. I'm not sure what the "mist takes a morning path" quote is, but it's not a translation. Apparently, Steeleye Span used the original tune from Piae Cantiones. The original tune is also supposed to be in the Oxford Book of Carols, if anybody happens to have access to that.
-Joe Offer-

Gaudete

From Piae Cantiones (1582)

Mist takes the morning path to wreath the willows - Rejoice, rejoice - small birds sing as the early rising monk takes to his sandals - Christ is born of the Virgin Mary - cloistered, the Benedictine dawn threads timelessly the needles eye - rejoice.

Gaudete, gaudete Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete.

Tempus ad est gratiae hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina laetitiae devote redamus.

Deus homo factus est naturam erante,
Mundos renovatus est a Christo regnante.

Ezecheelis porta clausa per transitor
Unde lux est orta sallus invenitor.

Ergo nostra contio psallat jam in lustro,
Benedicat domino sallus regi nostro.


21 May 98 - 04:58 AM (#28915)
Subject: Lyr Add: GAUDETE (from Steeleye Span)
From: Joe Offer

OK, knowing that I am about to embarrass myself and my mother the Latin teacher, here is an approximation of the meaning of the lyrics. Further clarifications are welcome.
-Joe Offer-

GAUDETE

Gaudete, gaudete
Rejoice, rejoice
Christus est natus
Christ is born
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete.
Of Mary the virgin, rejoice
Tempus ad est gratiae hoc quod optabamus
This is the time of grace which we have desired (approximate rendering)
Carmina laetitiae devote redamus.
We give love in return with songs of joy (approximate rendering)
Deus homo factus est naturam erante,
God is made human (I dunno - into an errant nature???)
Mundus renovatus est a Christo regnante.
The world is made new by Christ reigning
Ezecheelis porta clausa per transitor
Ezechiel has gone through the door which was closed (approximate rendering)
Unde lux est orta sallus invenitor.
From whence comes the saving light (less than approximate)
Ergo nostra contio psallat jam in lustro,
Therefore our assembly sings (or plays) now in (?)(approximate rendering)
Benedicat domino sallus regi nostro.
The Blessing of the Lord and the salvation of our king. (approximate rendering)

From Piae Cantiones (1582)

The following caveats and disclaimers apply:
1. Please note that Medieval Latin is a little different from anything most Latin students learn in school. Besides, this is a Finnish rendition of Medieval Latin. They wrote it in a sauna, I think.
2. I did win theAuxilium Latinum award in freshman year of high school, but this is the biggest translation I've done since 1968.
3. I don't know where the text came from, but it sure doesn't look like what I hear on the CD. Somebody, PLEASE check the lyrics in theOxford Book of Christmas Carols or other reputable publication and post corrections.
4. In addition to the Steeleye Span recording, I found a nice recording by the Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, whoever they are. Their diction is better, but they sing the verses in hemidemisemiquavers, and I can't understand that fast. I'm sure we have the chorus right, though.
5. Nonetheless, it was fun to make a stab at it.
-Joe Offer-


21 May 98 - 08:35 AM (#28923)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: alison

Hi,

Well done Joe. I did latin more recently than you and I could only remeber small bits of it. My latin/english dictionary got lost somewhere between Ireland and Oz.

I've found other words in "Carol Praise." Same tune, but called "Rejoice with heart and voice." Will type it in if anyone's interested.

Slainte

Alison


21 May 98 - 10:58 AM (#28933)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Martin Ryan

My Latin is well and truly extinct at this stage - but I DO have the '20s edition of the Oxford Book of Carols at home somewhere and will check it!

p.s. Alison - admitting to learning Latin in Ireland almost dates you! Used to be my favourite and best subject.


21 May 98 - 02:33 PM (#28938)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Martin Ryan.

No sign of Gaudete in the Oxford.

Regards


21 May 98 - 08:23 PM (#28955)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Helen

Hi all

I'll admit that learning Latin was my favourite subject too, and my sister and I (we were in the same class - long story) go gooey-eyed whenever we talk about it to other people. Strange but true.

Helen


21 May 98 - 08:32 PM (#28956)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: alison

Hi Martin,

As far as I know they're still teaching it in my old school. It was compulsory for the first 3 years of grammar school. (They reckoned it helped us with other languages.)

Puella et parvum est in hortum.(Or should that be sunt in hortum?..... Well it has been a while........

Slainte

Alison


21 May 98 - 09:45 PM (#28968)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Just for the record, Mischievous is a she, and she's all mine.
So, Alison, would you care to translate for us? If you made it "sunt," then it would be the girl and the small thing are in the garden. Actually, I think that you and I should find something other than Latin for a career....
-Joe Offer-


21 May 98 - 09:48 PM (#28969)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: John in Brisbane

Yes I studied it for four years. The one piece of Latin that stood the test of time for me is "Nil carborundum bastardum" - "Don't let the bastards wear you down". Without mixing my cultures too much I doubt that this is kosher Latin - but it has been thirty years.

TGIF John


21 May 98 - 09:53 PM (#28970)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: John in Brisbane

PS. I hope to post the four harmony files in the next couple of hours.


21 May 98 - 11:02 PM (#28971)
Subject: Tune Add: GAUDETE (from Steeleye Span)
From: John in Brisbane

I'm sure that many of us have had the feeling that we've completely stuffed up an exam/job interview/meeting with the parole board... and that we won't find out the outcome for some considerable time. Such is life!

I have extracted the four harmony parts for Gaudete, as attached below, but may have inadvertently transposed Parts 3 & 4 into a different key to Parts 1 & 2. I don't have a soundcard here to check, but hoping that the more skilled and resourceful regulars can please excuse my inadequacies. I'll have to wait until after the weekend to have a further play with this. Parts 3 & 4 were originally written in the bass clef, while Parts 1 & 2 were in the treble clef.

For those who know this tune I suspect that the four parts (in the same keys) will fall together fairly sensibly. For those who don't, we may need to put together a road map. Alan's program works famously, but I have no idea whether the first 4 or 6 bars of rests in Part 1 have been accomodated.

Here goes!

THIS IS THE LEAD (FIRST PART)

MIDI file: gaudete1.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: GAUDETE1
Text: By as Arranged by Steeleye Span
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by Steeleye Span Music Ltd.
Tempo: 180 (333333 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 4/2 24 8
Start
0768 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 76 110 0336 0 76 000 0048 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 75 110 0528 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 66 110 0336 0 66 000 0048 1 66 110 0336 0 66 000 0048 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:GAUDETE1
M:4/2
Q:1/4=180
K:G
^c12^c4|B4^c2^d2e4e2^d2|-^d2^c2B4B4B4|^c4^d6^c2B4|
^c2^d4^c2B4^c4|^c2^c2B2^c2e2^d2^c4|^c2A2^G2A2F4F4|
F2F2A2F2A2B2^c4|e2^c2^d2e2^c4^c7/2||

THIS IS THE TENOR (SECOND PART)

MIDI file: gaudete2.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: GAUDETE2
Text: By as Arranged by Steeleye Span
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by Steeleye Span Music Ltd.
Tempo: 180 (333333 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 4/2 24 8
Start
0000 1 61 110 0336 0 61 000 0048 1 61 110 0336 0 61 000 0048 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 64 110 0336 0 64 000 0048 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 61 110 0336 0 61 000 0048 1 63 110 0528 0 63 000 0048 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0032 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 61 110 0160 0 61 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 61 110 0336 0 61 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0160 0 56 000 0032 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 59 110 0528 0 59 000 0048 1 56 110 0160 0 56 000 0032 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 54 110 0160 0 54 000 0032 1 59 110 0336 0 59 000 0048 1 54 110 0160 0 54 000 0032 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:GAUDETE2
M:2/2
Q:1/4=180
K:G
^C4^C4|B,4^C2^D2|E4E2^D2|-^D2^C2B,4|B,4B,4|
^C4^D4|-^D2^C2B,4|^C2^D4^C2|B,4^C4|^G,4^G,4|
^G,4^G,2B,2|B,4B,2B,2|-B,2B,2^G,4|^G,4^G,4|
^G,4B,4|-B,2^G,2^G,4|F,2B,4F,2|^G,4^G,7/2||

THIS IS THE BARITONE (THIRD PART)

MIDI file: gaudete3.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: GAUDETE3
Text: By as Arranged by Steeleye Span
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by Steeleye Span Music Ltd.
Tempo: 180 (333333 microsec/crotchet)
Key: C
TimeSig: 4/2 24 8
Start
0000 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 54 110 0160 0 54 000 0032 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0160 0 56 000 0032 1 54 110 0336 0 54 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 54 110 0528 0 54 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 54 110 0160 0 54 000 0032 1 56 110 0336 0 56 000 0048 1 56 110 0160 0 56 000 0032 1 54 110 0336 0 54 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 54 110 0528 0 54 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 51 110 0336 0 51 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:GAUDETE3
M:2/2
Q:1/4=180
K:C
^C,4E,4|^D,4E,2^F,2|^G,4^G,2^F,2|-^F,2E,2^D,4|
^D,4^D,4|E,4^F,4|-^F,2E,2^D,4|^C,24^C,2|^D,4^C,4|
^C,4E,4|^D,4E,2^F,2|^G,4^G,2^F,2|-^F,2E,2^D,4|
^D,4^D,4|E,4^F,4|-^F,2E,2^D,4|^C,24^C,2|^D,4^C,7/2||

THIS IS THE BASS (FOURTH PART)

MIDI file: gaudete4.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: GAUDETE4
Text: By as Arranged by Steeleye Span
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by Steeleye Span Music Ltd.
Tempo: 180 (333333 microsec/crotchet)
Key: C
TimeSig: 4/2 24 8
Start
0000 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 47 110 0160 0 47 000 0032 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 47 110 0528 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 46 110 0160 0 46 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 46 110 0160 0 46 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 47 110 0160 0 47 000 0032 1 52 110 0336 0 52 000 0048 1 52 110 0160 0 52 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000 0048 1 47 110 0528 0 47 000 0048 1 49 110 0160 0 49 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 46 110 0160 0 46 000 0032 1 47 110 0336 0 47 000 0048 1 46 110 0160 0 46 000 0032 1 44 110 0336 0 44 000 0048 1 49 110 0336 0 49 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:GAUDETE4
M:2/2
Q:1/4=180
K:C
^C,4^C,4|4^C,22|E,4E,22|-2^C,24|44|^C,44|
-2^C,24|242|4^C,4|^C,4^C,4|4^C,22|E,4E,22|
-2^C,24|44|^C,44|-2^C,24|242|4^C,7/2||

Regards John


22 May 98 - 12:26 AM (#28975)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Alan of Australia

G'day,
Do you want a program to put all those parts back together? If so I'll see what I can do if I ever get time.....

Cheers,
Alan


22 May 98 - 03:15 AM (#28978)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Thank you very much, John. I don't think it came out perfect, but it was enough to get an idea. Now, do you happen to have a copy of the correct text?
-Joe Offer-


22 May 98 - 12:55 PM (#28998)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Jerry Friedman

Why do I remember it as "ex MariAE virginae"? (capitals for emphasis only)


22 May 98 - 02:57 PM (#29009)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

My self-confidence as a Latin scholar was badly shaken after I took an 8-month immersion course in German, but I believe ex demands the ablative, and the ablative of Maria is Maria. I think you heard wrong, Jerry. Mariae is genitive or dative or nominiative plural. Prepositions are followed by nouns in the accusative or ablative case, depending on the circumstances.
But you did point out something I missed, Jerry - I'm almost sure it should be ex Maria Virgine.
Still and all, I wonder if there was any value in the six years of Latin I took. I shoulda taken Spanish.
-Joe Offer, still looking for correct lyrics for this song-


22 May 98 - 06:17 PM (#29023)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Jerry Friedman

I don't know any Latin grammar--I was remembering or hallucinating a Steeley Span lyrics sheet from a friend's album.


22 May 98 - 09:10 PM (#29031)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: alison

Hi Joe,

Your translation was correct it should have read Puer et puella (possibly parvum) sunt in hortum.

Slainte

Alison


30 May 98 - 04:43 PM (#29705)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

I'm still looking for a definitive text to this song. The version I've gotten from Steeleye Span sources just ain't right. I did find an interesting tidbit (below), but still no correct text. Has anybody found it yet?
-Joe Offer

> If we're talking about the same thing - the song that was a hit for
> Steeleye Span in the UK in 1973 - then see the *New Oxford Book
> of Carols* for text and commentary. In short, the tune occurs in
> *Piae Cantiones* (1582), but the text is fourteenth-century Bohemian.

>Another interesting point about the Gaudete tune is that it was used in schools in the mid 16th century to illustate the metre of the 11 syllable line found in latin verse. As such the usual text that was set to it was Martial's epigram "Vitam quae faciunt beatiorem" (The things that do attain the happy life) No. 47 from book 10. The melody was well known in schools by the time that *Piae Cantiones* (1582) was written. The tune started appearing with sacred texts also often starting with "Vitam Quae", and aquired an association with the Psalm 127 "Beati omnes qui timent dominum", and appears even in a Lithuanian language setting of that Psalm in "Gesmes Chriksczoniskas ii" (Koenigsberg 1570). There is an informative article in the introduction of a book containing 2 motets by the Riga Cathedral School Cantor Paulus Bucenus Philorodus newly published by Musica Baltica (musbalt@com.latnet.lv) in Latvia. One of the motets is a setting of Psalm 127 (Riga 1583) but starting with the words "Vitam quae" set to the Gaudete tune (in all 4 voices). The piece then continues in 6 voices but returns later for more Gaudete in 4 voices. I can send you a copy of this edition if you would care to sent me a 10$ bill by post.(not a cheque as that costs 10$ to cash). Incidentally I would be interested to hear whether you think that the melody in Piae Cantiones is only for a refrain. As far as I know the only evidence for this is that the words for the subsequent verses fit the melody even worse than "Gaudete, gaudete christus natus est" does.

Well, I haven't sent my $10 in yet.
-Joe offer-


01 Jun 98 - 06:51 PM (#29807)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Jerry Friedman

A Latinist correspondent confirms that it is "ex Maria virgine". Whew!


01 Jun 98 - 10:51 PM (#29824)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: BK

Two years! the latin teacher - a nun - knew my family and threatened to go direct to them to report my generally unsatisfactory attitude/behavior/lack of scholarly motivation. I badly wanted to take Spanish - really wanted to speak Italian even more... Wish I had; I hated the Latin class.. Two years!..

So: For what very little it's worth, I too think it's "ex Maria virgine."

The song, however, is beautiful.. one of my many favorite Steeleye Span cuts. Does anybody know if that album is available in CD?

Joe: what is the URL for that Steeleye Span site?

Cheers, BK


02 Jun 98 - 05:19 AM (#29854)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Well, BK, here is one site, and https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/gaudete.html is the better one.
-Joe Offer-


04 Jun 98 - 07:14 PM (#30073)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

....still looking for a definitive text with lyrics for this song. Does anybody have them from a source other than Steeleye Span?? I searched the San Francisco Public Library yesterday. I found a huge collection of wonderful music books - but no "Gaudete." We've checked the Oxford Book of Carols, but the source cited the NEW Oxford Book of Carols. Anybody got that one?
-Joe Offer-


22 Aug 98 - 06:58 PM (#35675)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: GAUDETE (New Oxford Book of Carols)
From: Joe Offer

I've been looking for the correct text and tune for this song for a long time. I finally found it in The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols. The text still wasn't completely right, because the letters "c" and "j" were used improperly. I substituted "t" and "i" for the offending letters, where appropriate. Dick, I hope you'll substitute this for the flawed text in the database. I'm quite certain this text is the correct one.
-Joe Offer-

GAUDETE
From Piae Cantiones (Finland, 1582)

Gaudete, gaudete!
Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine:
Gaudete!

Tempus adest gratiae,
Hoc quod optabamus
Carmina laetitiae
Devote redamus.

Deus homo factus est
Natura mirante,
Mundus renovatus est
A Christo regnante.

Ezechielis porta
Clausa pertransitur
Unde Lux est orta
Salus invenitur.

Ergo nostra contio
Psallat iam in lustro,
Benedicat Domino
Salus Regi nostro.


Translation (from The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols):

    Rejoice! Rejoice! Christ is born of the Virgin Mary; Rejoice!

    The time of grace has come for which we have prayed;
    Let us devoutly sing songs of joy.

    God is made man, while nature wonders;
    The world is renewed by Christ the King.

    The closed gate of Ezekiel has been passed through;
    From where the light has risen (the East), salvation is found.

    Therefore, let our assembly sing praises now at this time of purification;
    Let it bless the Lord: greetings to our King.
Notes (also from The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols): No music is given for the verses in Piae Cantiones. They derive from the medieval Bohemian song 'Ezechielis Porta,' which Finnish clerical students would have encountered in Prague and which shared a tune with a Czech vernacular Christmas song that still survives. Finno, the editor of Piae Cantiones, was probably responsible for the refrain. It adapts the words of one of the medieval verses to the music which, in various forms, was sung throughout Lutheran Germany to Luther's single-stanza grace before meals, 'Danket dem Herren.'
Verse 3 refers to the eastern gate of the city in Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel 44:2). The gate is a traditional symbol of Mary as perpetual virgin.


Click to play


ABC format:

X:1
T:Gaudete!
M:2/2
Q:1/4=240
K:G
A4A4|G4A2B2|c4c2B2|-B2A2G4|G4G4|A4B4|-B2A2G4|
A2B4A2|^G4A4|-A4c2c2|c2d2e2=f2|e4c2A2|B2c2A4|
A4c2c2|c2d2e2=f2|e4c2A2|B2c2A4|A7/2||


23 Aug 98 - 06:31 PM (#35748)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Martin Ryan.

"optabamus"? Why does my nose twitch on that one? Don't have a dictionary to hand.

Regards


23 Aug 98 - 06:58 PM (#35750)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Oh, ye of little faith, Martin!


First Conjugation, Regular
Active Voice
Indicative Mood
Imperfect Tense
First Person
Plural
of opto, optare: to choose, select; to wish for, desire

Satisfied?


I admit that there were other parts that I was not 100% sure on, but I think I've got it pretty darn close. I studied Latin for 6 years, and this is the first time in 30 years that I've actually been able to make practical use of it.
-Joe Offer-


23 Aug 98 - 11:31 PM (#35772)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Pete M

Joe, if there's one thing I'm not it's a latin scholar, and I wouldn't presume to question the Oxford, but if you are after the "original", shouldn't it be "Christus natus est"? I know it doesn't fit the tune so well, but I wonder how much a 16th century Finnish clerical student would change latin grammar in a song for use in church where this would be noticed and commented on. Perhaps the structure of Finnish had some influence? Any ideas?

Pete M


24 Aug 98 - 01:29 PM (#35826)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Martin Ryan

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

Regards


24 Aug 98 - 02:15 PM (#35829)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Absolvo te, Martin..

I think you're grammatically correct, Pete, but "Christus natus est" doesn't fit the meter. Let's chalk that one up to "poetic license." Medieval and ecclesiastical Latin took a lot of license, and "Gaudete" was written so late in the medieval-ecclesiastical period that it was far removed from the grammar of Cicero. You'll find much better grammar in 20th-century Latin, such as that used during the Second Vatican Council - but the meter of medieval and ecclesiastical Latin is much more suitable for music.
-Joe Offer-


25 Aug 98 - 02:50 AM (#35905)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: BSeed

John in Brisbane:

I learned it as iligitimati non carborundam, but certainly not in Latin class.

--seed


15 Dec 98 - 02:28 PM (#49600)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: jeq@cppuk.co.uk

Hi, it's Christmas again and we'd thought we'd do the parody of Gaudete. Anyone got the words for Awayday? Many thanks, JC

Copied from a thread with a generic "lyrics wanted" title" -Joe Offer-


15 Dec 98 - 04:37 PM (#49611)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Roddy

Puer puellaque in horto sunt. Roddy


08 Sep 00 - 04:38 PM (#293664)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: GAUDETE (from Steeleye Span)
From: Snuffy

Joe,

It looks like your corrected words have not made in into the DT yet, nor has a tune.

Of the three tunes in this thread, Alison's is the closest to Steeleye Span, because they use the first verse (sung twice) as a chorus:

CHORUS
Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine: Gaudete!
Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine: Gaudete!


Tempus adest gratiae, hoc quod optabamus
Carmina laetitiae devote redamus.

Gaudete, etc


BTW - on the recording I have, they sing it in C minor, not A minor. Here's an ABC in that key.

X: 132
T:Gaudete
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:100
S:Steeleye Span
N:filename [GAUDET
K:Cm
|:c2 c2|B2 cd|
M:3/4
e2e|d2c|
M:4/4
B2 B2|B2 c2|d3 c|
M:3/4
B2 c|d2 c|
M:4/4
B2 c2:|
cc Bc|ed c2|cA GA|F2 F2|
FFAF|AB c2|ec de|c2 c2||

Wassail! V


10 Jul 01 - 12:35 PM (#503142)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

refresh


10 Jul 01 - 12:50 PM (#503158)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Jim Cheydi

Awayday, awayday Loco in transit Omnibus, Saint Pancreas Awayday


12 Jul 01 - 11:53 AM (#505032)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Uh, yeah. I just had fun playing with the midi file and reworking it for my women's chorus. Stay tuned- we'll perform it this December!


12 Jul 01 - 05:59 PM (#505311)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Liz the Squeak

Try running it (in latin) through a spellchecker... love them bandicoots....!

LTS


12 Jul 01 - 07:53 PM (#505402)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Mark Cohen

John in Brisbane, I don't know how well you'll take to a 3-years-too-late correction, but I learned the phrase as "Illegitimi Non Carborundum". Still bad Latin, but not quite AS bad!

Aloha, alohae, alohae, aloham, aloha,
Mark


07 Dec 03 - 10:08 AM (#1067213)
Subject: RE: Tune Add: Steeleye Span music
From: GUEST,Mark Craig

Hi, there
I am trying to get hold of the musical arrangement of the different harmonies for Gaudete as sung by Steeleye on Original Masters. I have located several midi files but I do not appear to be able to download them for the dots, only to play them.

Can you help
Many thanks
Mark Craig
mark@markcraig.co.uk


07 Dec 03 - 12:45 PM (#1067290)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Mark - I moved your request here to our main thread on "gaudete."

At the top of the thread, you will find links to the melody and to a full arrangement. Right-click on the links to download the files to your computer, and then use any MIDI software to change them into sheet music.

Hope that helps.

-Joe Offer (e-mail snet)-


07 Dec 03 - 02:52 PM (#1067351)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Nigel Parsons

So how about some help to put Joe's translation to the tune?
Just an attempt at the first 2 verses and chorus;
A, I must leave something for others
B, The Ezekiel verse could prove awkward!


Celebrate! Celebrate! for Christ the Saviour
Of the Virgin Mary's born; Celebrate!
Celebrate! Celebrate! for Christ the Saviour
Of the Virgin Mary's born; Celebrate!

Now the time of Grace has come, for which we have prayed
Now let our devotions be with songs of joy arrayed

God his manhood now takes on, Nature stands (is) amazed
Christ The King renews the world; may His name be praised

Nigel


07 Dec 03 - 03:43 PM (#1067379)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: GUEST,Santa

WellI learnt it as Non Illegitemi Carborundum, which is even worse Latin but rolls off the tongue better.

Bragging time - if at 2nd hand. On holiday in Galloway my wife Meg and I stopped to view a ruined abbey south of Ayr. We were told that the chapterhouse still had its roof and the acoustics were marvellous. What to sing? Gaudete of course, and they were.

Some weeks later, on a singing course in Cumbria, Meg stood under an old bridge with Maddy Prior, told the story, and Maddy sang Gaudete for her there and then.


07 Dec 03 - 03:49 PM (#1067383)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Nigel Parsons

Just re-singing through what I wrote, I seem to have been in Church choir mode. To replace missing syllables, imagine an accent over the penultimate letter of each of the last 4 lines, i.e prayéd etc.
That leaves the second line (of the 4) needing a grace note to allow a singer to 'slip over' "with"

Nigel (trying to spot my goofs before anyone else does!)


07 Dec 03 - 06:13 PM (#1067446)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: YorkshireYankee

Here's a link to the words for "Awayday".
(You'll have to scroll down below "Arrest These Merry Gentlemen".)

Cheers,

YY


23 Dec 03 - 10:40 AM (#1078445)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: GUEST,Andrew greenhill

Gaudete is available in score exactly as sung by Steeleye Span. I am the official source for Steeleye Span sheet music. The tune to the verses is different to that in "The New Oxford Book of Carols".
Andrew greenhill


12 Dec 04 - 06:16 PM (#1355027)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: GUEST,Hazel

Hi,
I'v been asked to lead a rendition of 'Gaudete' at a carol singing get together on the 26th. I'd like to do it justice - can you supply me with the sheet music?
yours hopefully
Hazel


12 Dec 04 - 07:30 PM (#1355097)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Georgiansilver

Guest Hazel.


12 Dec 04 - 07:33 PM (#1355101)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Georgiansilver

Sorry, Guest Hazel...just performed it tonight Nov 12th at my Church "Do"..go to wewbsite.....
http://steeleye.freeservers.com/saltch.htm
Best wishes, Mike.


13 Dec 04 - 01:28 AM (#1355302)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Liz the Squeak

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!

LTS


13 Dec 04 - 02:57 AM (#1355353)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: BusyBee Paul

Mike,
You obviously found it a very moving experience if you performed it a month early in November!. Sorry mate, but Christmas is a lot closer than you might think!.

Deirdre


13 Dec 04 - 11:18 AM (#1355627)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Georgiansilver

OOOOPS......So it is......hadn't even had a drink...and I didn't even mention that you....BusyBee Paul.... had sung the song with me joining the chorus...But I have now and thank you for singing it.
Best wishes, Mike.


15 Dec 04 - 03:48 AM (#1357310)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: GUEST,Eldenath

I not only have the latin words, but their translation. If no one has gotten back to you already on this and you still need them:

Chorus:        Gaudette, gaudette Christus est natus
                  Ex Maria virginea, gaudete
                  Gaudette, gaudette Christus est natus
                     Ex Maria virginea, gaudette

Tempus ad est gratiae hoc quad optabamus
Carmina laetitiae devote redamus

Dues homo factus est naturam erante
Mundus renovatus est a Christo regnante

Ezecheelis porta clausa per transitor
Unde luz es orta sallus invenitor

Ergo nostra contio psallet jam in lustro
Benedicat Domino sallus regi nostro


25 Mar 05 - 08:03 AM (#1443409)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Nigel Parsons

Just spotted the partial attempt at making the words (in English) rhyme & scan, had another go to finish it. I don't like my version of the penultimate verse (If it does signify Mary's virginity then 'penetrated' may be a bad choice of words!).
I also seem to have taken a couple of liberties with Joe's translation, which I assume is accurate rather than idiomatic.

GAUDETE (CELEBRATE)

Celebrate! Celebrate! for Christ the Saviour
Of the Virgin Mary's born; Celebrate!

Now the time of Grace has come, for which we have prayéd
Now let our devotions be with songs of joy arrayéd

God his manhood now takes on, Nature stands/is amazéd
Christ The King renews the world; may His name be praiséd

The closed gate of Ezekial has been penetrated
By the light out of the East, salvation's located

Thus, let our assembly praise when comes purification
Let it bless the lord, and greet the King of every nation.

Any takers to improve on this?

Joe, any major misuses of the original?

Nigel


26 Mar 05 - 02:26 AM (#1444064)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
From: Joe Offer

Looks pretty good to me, Nigel - although I have to say, I prefer the Latin. I've seen very few truly satisfying translations of Latin hymns. I suppose most of the hymn translations I know are from the age of Victoria. There's often a lot of sappy sentimentality that won't be found in the original Latin text.

I won't accuse Nigel of that, but there's something about his translation that doesn't flow quite poetically. Not that I could do any better.

Note that I changed the wording in the post above to indicate more clearly that the translation in that message is from The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols - but I agree with it. Earlier translations in this thread were from the flawed Steeleye Span transcription of this song.

-Joe Offer-


05 Dec 06 - 04:26 PM (#1900931)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Nigel Parsons

Refresh


15 May 07 - 11:37 PM (#2053091)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,karen

ok, help...what does "parvum puella" mean?

if you know, plse email me @ terankaren@aol.com

thank you
    "Puella parva" means little girl, but somehow I suspect you don't really care.
    -Joe Offer-Forum Moderator-


16 May 07 - 03:07 AM (#2053198)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Muttley

Joe, Alison and Martin: I went to a Catholic Boys College here in Melbourne and learned Latin in Form 1 (Year 7, these days).

It was my favourite subject - though I was barely slightly above-average at doing it; I loved the challenge. Unfortunately I contracted Hepatitis A sometime in early Term 2 (we had three terms a year in those days, remember?) and ended up missing the second half of Term 2 and most of Term 3 - returned to school about 2weeks before end of year exams. Despite no work being sent home for me I managed to pass every subject except Maths B (basically, calculus/pure maths) and Latin - although I did manage to get 35% for my mark and the entire exam was on second-half-of-the-year material.

I asked to continue doing it in Form 2 and was rejected - got told I was an idiot and couldn't cope.

Talk about devastated.

However, some remained and I found I was able to translate some inscriptions on ruins when I visited Rome and Pompeii and later Nimes and Pont du Gard in France. Great sense of satisfaction.

Muttley


16 May 07 - 04:22 AM (#2053230)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Edmond

I had thought it to be 'Noli (Do not - imp) Illegitimi Carborundum'.

Without wishing to be a smartarse, didn't Maddy (Steeleye) sing 'Christus natus hodie' rather than 'Deus, etc' ?


16 May 07 - 07:16 AM (#2053324)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Muttley

Sorry Edmund - I have a live version of Gaudete, the version on "Original Masters" and an MP3 file on my iRiver - and in all of them Maddy sings the versions Joe posted.

As for the "bad Latin' phrase John from Brisbane first cited (and seems to keep cropping up!)
I learned it originally as
    "Nulli Desperandum Illegitimos Carborundum" - not sure there IS a 'noli'.

BTW John - it's kinda bad luck for Aussies to go 'round saying things like "Such is Life" - Y'know what happened to the last bugger that came out with that one!!!!!

Muttley in Melbourne.


07 Dec 09 - 11:28 AM (#2782938)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Nigel Parsons

Refresh:
Next Sunday (3rd in Advent) being Gaudete Sunday


07 Dec 09 - 11:38 AM (#2782950)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Artful Codger

Do you dress in your gaude-est best?


07 Dec 09 - 03:38 PM (#2783151)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,leeneia

" this is a Finnish rendition of Medieval Latin. They wrote it in a sauna, I think."

Yes, this song is from the book Piae Cantiones, which appeared in 1582 but which contained songs from earlier times. Was it actually published in Finland or did the publisher merely find the tunes in Finland?

I believe that the tune we use for 'Good King Wenceslas' came from the same book.

Once I was reading a book about manuscripts from the British Isles, and it was remarked that many fine Irish and English MS's are in Scandinavian museums. You know why? Vikings. They stole them.

I picture Hagar the Horrible returning home with a beautifully illuminated MS in his loot. He rips off the golden cover and gloats over the red and blue glass 'jewels.' He is about to toss the rest in the midden when his wife says, "Gimme that!"

The rest is not history, but it's how the MS wound up in Finland.

Ive sung 'Gaudete' in choir. It's a good, lively, song.


08 Dec 09 - 05:33 PM (#2784103)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Artful Codger

Could be because Finnish repositories are less prone to fires and inquisitions. ;-}

You're right about "Good King Wenceslas"; per The New Oxford Book of Carols, the tune in the Piae is a spring song, "Tempus adest floridum." The site www.Spielleut.de has facsimile scans of the Piae Cantiones, including "Gaudete" and several other familiar songs, but "Tempus..." is not listed there. It might be hiding under yet another name--I haven't taken the time to check each page.


09 Dec 09 - 06:04 AM (#2784487)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Artful Codger

Looking just a tad further, commentary on the Piae Cantiones says that over half the songs are believed to be of Finnish (or Swedish) origin, having been encountered in no other works, and that the collection was unknown in England until 1852. The Vikings may have scavenged some materials incorporated into the Cantiones, but the work itself was Finnish.

Thread creep:
The collection contains 74 songs; there are at least 6 folios that I've seen referenced. The facsimile collection linked above only reproduces 31 of the songs (2 folios?, the first being the Christmas songs). "Tempus..." is not among them, belonging to the third folio.

John Mason Neale freely translated, or set to new lyrics, twelve of the Christmas songs, published in his Carols for Christmas-tide (1853). These included "Good King Wenceslas", "Christ was born on Christmas day" and "Good Christian men, rejoice". Neale followed this with twelve more adaptations comprising Carols for Easter-tide.


09 Dec 09 - 09:37 AM (#2784578)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Thanks for the info, Artful. That was mostly a joke about the Viking and his wife. (Hagar the Horrible is a cartoon character in the local paper.)

"Tempus adest floridum" has been translated into a fine spring song in English - 'Spring has now Unwrapped the Flowers.' You can find it in the Sing-Out book. I like to do it with my friends every spring.


09 Dec 09 - 02:01 PM (#2784773)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,leeneia

I finally thought of the other good song from that collection - it's Personant Hodie.


09 Dec 09 - 02:25 PM (#2784782)
Subject: Re: Tempus adest floridum/Good King Wenceslas
From: Artful Codger

Creeping further about "Tempus":
The Cyberhymnal contains "Tempus adest floridum", "Flower Carol" ("Spring has now unwrapped the flowers", from The Oxford Book of Carols, 1928) and another carol set to the same tune, "Gentle Mary Laid Her Child", by Joseph S. Cook, 1919.


10 Dec 09 - 11:14 AM (#2785402)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Thanks for the reference, Artful. Now people can find the song right on the net.


10 Dec 09 - 01:43 PM (#2785497)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Jack Blandiver

As kids we used to sing:

Gawd 'elp us, Gawd 'eld us,
It's f***ing Christmas,
Shite presents and Crap TV,
Gawd 'elp us!


The regular words of Gaudete were savagely chanted by us third years (11-12), arms linked as we marched across the school field with the sole intent of terrorising first and second years.

Ah, the sweet delights of a folky childhood!


11 Dec 09 - 07:02 PM (#2786487)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Jim Dixon

Gaudete begins on page 81 and ends on page 82 of Piae Cantiones. (Click the links for the PDF files.)

There are some possibly significant differences in spelling between those images and what is posted above and in the DT. Here's my attempt at an accurate transcription. It is not prejudiced by any actual knowledge of Latin!


Gaudete, gaudete Christus est natus ex Maria virgine, gaudete.

Tempus adest gratia, hoc quod optabamus,
Carmina laticiae devotč reddamus.

Deus homo factus est Natura mirante,
Mundus renovatus est ŕ Christo regnante.

Ezechielis porta clausa pertransitur,
Unde lux est orta, salus invenitur.

Ergo nostra concio psallat iam in lustro,
Benedicat Domino, salus Re[gi]* nostro.


[* The letters in brackets are illegible in the online image.]


12 Dec 09 - 12:30 AM (#2786662)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Artful Codger

leeneia: I finally thought of the other good song from that collection- it's Personant Hodie.

...which has been translated as "Let the boys' cheerful noise" ("The Boys' Carol"), included (or translated?) by Elizabeth Poston in The Penguin Book of Christmas Carols.

Other popular carols from the Cantiones:

"Resonet in laudibus" (a 14th c. German song "Nunc angelorum") mostly known to us as "Joseph, lieber Joseph mein", "Let the voice of praise resound" or as Neale's free translation "Christ was born on Christmas Day"

"In vernali tempore", adapted by Neal as "O'er the hill and o'er the vale"

I suppose I should also mention "Corde natus ex Parentis" (De Eucharistia)--not among the facsimile set--which became "Of the Father's Heart Begotten". Neale also prepared a version of this under a slightly different title, which I've forgotten (his being inferior in quality, to my mind.)


12 Dec 09 - 03:51 AM (#2786704)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Jack Blandiver

I remember singing a carol to the melody of Personant Hodie at a Roman Catholic Mass some years ago; can't remember what it was though... Let us sing, sing, sing;let us sing, sing sing... Something like that maybe? I remember thinking how nice it was to sing the melody in context rather than as an exercise in early music, which inspired me to try the rounds from the Llibre Vermell with a class of boisterous 11-year-olds - Splendens Ceptigera & Laudemus Virgenem - which I've also used in folk-club singarounds. Great icebreakers...


21 Nov 10 - 12:54 PM (#3037415)
Subject: Gaudete
From: Nigel Parsons

refresh;

Gaudete Sunday (3rd in Advent) this year falls on December 12th

Cheers


09 Dec 15 - 06:08 AM (#3756979)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Nigel Parsons

refresh;

Gaudete Sunday (3rd in Advent) this year falls on December 13th

Cheers


09 Dec 15 - 10:01 AM (#3757026)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Long ago somebody asked about the sheet music for Gaudete. It can be found by searching here:

https://musescore.com/


22 Feb 21 - 06:08 PM (#4094360)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: RunrigFan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZgYeYrgLfM

What language is this
    The song was written in Latin and published in 1582. The vocals on this recording are unintelligible.
    -Joe Offer-


23 Feb 21 - 12:05 AM (#4094391)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: RunrigFan

https://img.discogs.com/9uRJbvzp3VFP3Oa3AWQ3Vy41coE=/fit-in/600x601/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1954553-1598708212-4345.jpeg.jpg

dont understand it either


23 Feb 21 - 03:46 AM (#4094398)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: Nigel Parsons

Don't know the purpose of the previous post, but here's the link: Corvus Corax


23 Feb 21 - 05:58 AM (#4094413)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel

Many years late, but "Mist takes the morning path to wreath the willows - Rejoice, rejoice - small birds sing as the early rising monk takes to his sandals - Christ is born of the Virgin Mary - cloistered, the Benedictine dawn threads timelessly the needles eye - rejoice." from the sleeve notes for "Below The Salt" would have been one of the band setting the scene (probably Tim Hart), in much the same way (but with a different tone) as 'I first saw her through the swirling mists that rose from the Thames, her body illuminated by the gas-lamp beneath which she stood. Her imitation jewellery reflected the hissing flame and I could just discern the long slit in her skirt and the badly applied rouge on her cheeks. As I neared her she turned towards me in a practised manner. “I've lost my spotted cow,” she said in a voice coarsened by the inclement weather but still retaining the charm of a country accent. I looked at her, suddenly moved. “What brought you to this sorry state?” I asked.' set the scene for "The Spotted Cow"...


23 Feb 21 - 07:31 AM (#4094419)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
From: RunrigFan

Nigel is another version but it’s in Rotwelsh text do not allowed to give a translation