Let the Round World with Songs Rejoice


Composer/Arranger: Carl Crosier

Hymn concertato for SATB mixed choir, congregation, organ, and handbells (optional).

Let the Round World with Songs Rejoice is an office hymn for Feasts of Apostles and Evangelists. The text dates from the 10th Century. The Mode II plainsong hymn tune Jesu, dulcedo cordium is from the Antiphonary of Poiters, 1746, and the Solermes Hymni, 1885. This hymn is most suitable for Saints Days, particularly those commemorating apostles and evangelists.

NOTE: After purchase of this anthem, buyers receive a link to download a TIF insert for use in print bulletins.

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The setting presented here attempts to bring past and present together—the introduction employs the original Latin text while the verses use an altered version of the text in modern English.

The bell parts, though optional, are especially effective when played in procession. If bells are not used, the organist may play the harmonization of verse 2 or 3 in place of the bell accompaniment of verse 4.

—Carl Crosier

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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 1 in