noels anciens (ssaatbb)

Catalog ID: C-04
Translation: ancient noels
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Composer: donald patriquin
Author: french carols
Voicing: ssaattbb
Accompaniment: a cappella
Language: french
Country: canada
Other: holiday, christmas, sacred
Sound: No audio clip available


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There are three separate octavos: venez, mes enfants (C-04a), quelle est cette odeur? (C-04b), tous les bourgeois...(C-04c). All are available separately.

the Noels Anciens are a form of popular literature, spiritual songs of the Nativity which date back to the medieval Mystery plays and still come to life at Christmas time in Quebec and France.  They depict, often in picturesque detail and without the least concern for authenticity, the customs of the times and the various events connected with the Nativity story.


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