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In dulci iubilo

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14th century German. 1601 harmony
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Michael Praetorius included the tune to In dulci iubilo in several of his compositional collections. The melody itself was probably first written down in Leipzig in about 1400 as a macaronic carol in German and Latin, and like Gaudete it appears in the 1582 volume Piae Cantiones. J S Bach here treats this beautiful melody to his characteristically luminous harmony, and also composed a chorale prelude for the organ, BWV751, based on the same theme.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019

Recordings

Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas carols from Village Green to Church Choir
SIGCD387Download only
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
CDA66263
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only

Details

Track 18 on CDA68299 [2'57]
Track 13 on CDA66263 [2'46]
Track 7 on SIGCD387 [2'29] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD502 [0'56] Download only

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