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Text Author: Joseph S. Cook

Arranger: Chris de Silva

Arr. © 2017 GIA.

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Item #: G-9499     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SAB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Reduction

Instrumental parts included: Percussion

Separate Instruments: Flute I, Flute II, Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C

Text Source: Ref. Piae Cantiones, 1582; vv. Joseph S. Cook, 1859–1933

Music Source: Ref. and tune: Piae Cantiones, 1582

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


The traditional 16th-century Christmas hymn “Gaudete” has been arranged by Chris de Silva for SAB voices, winds and percussion. At the center of this piece is the hymn itself surrounded by choral fanfares inviting listeners to rejoice at the birth of Christ, the Son of Mary.

Percussion part is for snare drum.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day, Epiphany

Scored for: Brass

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English; Latin

Format: Octavo