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Piae Cantiones, 1582
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Gaudete, meaning ‘rejoice’, is a medieval carol related to the third Sunday of Advent, known as ‘Gaudete Sunday’. The song was first published in about 1582 in a Scandinavian volume called Piae Cantiones. The simple tune of each verse is answered by the pithy refrain or ‘burden’, harmonized in this version by Brian Kay.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Joy to the World
Studio Master: SIGCD268Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
What sweeter music
SIGCD182Download only


Track 3 on CDA66263 [1'25]
Track 6 on CDA68299 [1'59]
Track 14 on SIGCD182 [1'48] Download only
Track 14 on SIGCD268 [1'37] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD268 track 14

Recording date
19 December 2010
Recording venue
Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Craig Jenkins
Hyperion usage
  1. Joy to the World (SIGCD268)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: October 2011
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