Arranged by Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2004 ‘top-ten-composer’ Karl Jenkins, Gaudete is presented here, both with drums and percussion and as a pure, unadulterated, a cappella version. Gaudete (“rejoice”) is an anonymous composition that was first published in 1582 in a collection of carols and other religious songs called Piae Cantiones. This collection, made by a Scandinavian called Peter Nyland, included a huge number of other Christmas melodies that have since become ‘standards’, but it only gives music for the chorus of Gaudete; the verses, which tell of the wonder of God’s arrival on earth in human form, have been taken from a Czech medieval song about the Virgin Mary, Ezechielis Porta.
- Release Date: 01 October 2004
- Record Label: Signum Classics
- Catalogue Number: SIGCD050
- Location of Recording: St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London
- Total Running Time: 00:25:45
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|1||Gaudete||arr. Karl Jenkins||01:42||£||Listen|
|2||Après un rêve||Gabriel Fauré arr. Alexander L'Estrange||03:25||£||Listen|
|3||The Lamb||John Tavener||03:54||£||Listen|
|4||Gaudete (a cappella)||arr. Karl Jenkins||01:44||£||Listen|
|5||Canon||Johann Pachelbel, arr. Alexander L'Estrange||04:46||£||Listen|
|6||Mother and Child (extract)||John Tavener||04:37||£||Listen|
|7||Clapping Music||Steve Reich||05:33||£||Listen|