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In dulci iubilo

14th century German. 1601 harmony
author of text

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


CDA682991 November 2019 Release
Christmas carols from Village Green to Church Choir
SIGCD387Download only
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only


Track 18 on CDA68299 [2'57] 1 November 2019 Release
Track 13 on CDA66263 [2'46]
Track 7 on SIGCD387 [2'29] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD502 [0'56] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD502 track 10

Recording date
29 May 2003
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas with the King's Singers (SIGCD502)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: October 2003
    Download only
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