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An extremely engaging six-part canon with bell-like effects. Not easy but very rewarding.
The recording is by the Magpie Consort of Columbus, OH, directed by Sheena Phillips.
For a contrasting companion piece, consider David Johnson's Christmas round a 4 voci, also available from Canasg.
There is no rose of such virtue As is the rose that bare Jesu. Alleluia.
For in this rose containèd was Heaven and earth in little space: Res miranda.[wonderful thing]
Now by that rose we may well see That he is God in persons three, Pares forma.[made equal in one form]
The angels sung'n the shepherds to: Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gaudeamus.[let us rejoice]
Leavè we all this wordly mirth, And follow we this joyful birth: Transeamus.[let us go]
late Medieval English text, modernised
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