Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas Carol Spotlight: In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)

Good Christian Men Rejoice, as we know it, is J.M. Neale's 1853 English translation and arrangement of the Latin Carol In Dulci Jubilo.  The tune dates to the middle ages, and was used as a theme for both a prelude and a postlude by Bach.  J.M. Neale also contributed Good King Wenceslas and the English translation of Oh Come oh Come Emmanuel to our Christmas cannon.    (He's kind of my Christmas Carol hero.)

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