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O Rex gentium

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Great Antiphon for 22 December

 
On 22 December, O Rex gentium (‘O King of all nations’) was intoned by the Plumber, a ‘lead worker’, Mary Berry explains, who ‘seems to have been frequently dispensed from community activities, but among his other duties he was in charge of the coffin for funerals’.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2006

Le 22 décembre, O Rex gentium («Ô Roi de toutes les nations») était chantée par le plombier, un «ouvrier du plomb» qui, nous explique Mary Berry, «semble avoir été souvent dispensé des activités de la communauté mais était chargé, entre autres, du cercueil pour les funérailles».

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Burn © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Am 22. Dezember wurde O Rex gentium („O König der Völker“) vom Plumber gesungen, einem „Bleiarbeiter“, wie Mary Berry erklärt, der „anscheinend häufig von seinen Gemeindearbeiten befreit wurde, zu dessen anderen Pflichten allerdings die Lieferung des Sarges bei Beerdigungen gehörte“.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Burn © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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Christmas at St John's Cambridge
CDA67576

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