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Chadwick's lyrics are derived and inspired and in parts a loose translation, from the French original.
The song's subject is the birth of Jesus Christ as narrated in the Gospel of Lukespecifically the scene in which shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn child. Its most memorable feature is its chorus, Gloria in excelsis Deowhere the "o" of "Gloria" is fluidly sustained through 16 notes of a rising and falling melismatic melodic sequence.
In England, the words of James Montgomery 's " Angels from the Realms of Glory " are usually sung to this tune, with the " Gloria in excelsis Deo " refrain text replacing Montgomery's. It is from this usage that the tune sometimes is known as "Iris", the name of Montgomery's newspaper. The lyrics of "Angels We Have Heard on High" are inspired by, but not an exact translation of, the traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos campagnes literally "the angels in our countryside" whose first These Things Will Keep Loving You - Diana Ross - Diana Ross publication was in Chadwick's lyrics are original in some sections, including the title, and loosely translated from the French in other sections.
The carol quickly became popular in the West Countrywhere it was described as "Cornish" by R. Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o'er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo! Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be? Which inspire your heavenly songs? Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee, Angels We Have Heard On High - Azusa Pacific University Choir Directed By Dr. Gary Bonner - Azusa Pa the Lord, the newborn King. Quel est l'objet de tous ces chants? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Angels We Have Heard on High. Archived from the original on 27 December Petrucci Music Library.
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