On The Twelfth day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me......

....Vivaldi's Gloria.
 Finally on the last day, a grand finale as it were, I want to share this beautiful classical Christmas piece with you. When I say Classical Christmas music, most, I believe, think of Handel's Messiah.
 But everyone knows about Messiah; not so this one. I didn't even know until a few weeks ago that my mother had actually played violin and sung tenor in this piece when her high school performed the entire piece. That was exciting to learn.
 This is sung entirely by women; even those low parts which sound like they are sung by men!
There are twelve parts, all sung in Latin. I have posted them below with their English Translations.
 I know this is a long piece but please do make some time to listen to this before Christmas, you will not be dissapointed. It is absolutely magnificant! There will be a pause between each movement so you will be able to tell the breaks. Notice the words: Starting with the angel's praise to God when they visited the Shepards, it goes through quoting passages of Scripture about Christ.
                Have a God Honoring Christmas whether you celebrate it or not!
 And may "god bless us, every one!"
                                          


  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

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      Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

      Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

      Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

      Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

      Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

      Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

      Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

      Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

      Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

    10·  Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

    11·  Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

    12·  Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

          

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

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  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

  • - See more at: http://www.compassclassroom.com/beautiful-christmas-music-is-in-latin-vivaldis-gloria/?utm_source=Compass+Classroom&utm_campaign=f4c00bbf43-VL_March_20133_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8c4cee6a5-f4c00bbf43-268870521#sthash.GVNMi2c9.dpuf

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

  • - See more at: http://www.compassclassroom.com/beautiful-christmas-music-is-in-latin-vivaldis-gloria/?utm_source=Compass+Classroom&utm_campaign=f4c00bbf43-VL_March_20133_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8c4cee6a5-f4c00bbf43-268870521#sthash.GVNMi2c9.dpuf

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

  • - See more at: http://www.compassclassroom.com/beautiful-christmas-music-is-in-latin-vivaldis-gloria/?utm_source=Compass+Classroom&utm_campaign=f4c00bbf43-VL_March_20133_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8c4cee6a5-f4c00bbf43-268870521#sthash.GVNMi2c9.dpuf

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

  • - See more at: http://www.compassclassroom.com/beautiful-christmas-music-is-in-latin-vivaldis-gloria/?utm_source=Compass+Classroom&utm_campaign=f4c00bbf43-VL_March_20133_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8c4cee6a5-f4c00bbf43-268870521#sthash.GVNMi2c9.d

  • Gloria in excelsis Deo / Glory to God in the Highest

  • Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis / And peace on earth to men of good will

  • Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, / We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee

  • Gratias agimus tibi  / We thank Thee

  • Propter magnam gloriam  / Because of Thy great glory

  • Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens / Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty

  • Domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe / Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ

  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris  / Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

  • Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram  / Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

  • Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, misere nobis/ Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us

  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, to solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe / For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord, Thou only art the most high, Jesus Christ

  • Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris, Amen / With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

  • - See more at: http://www.compassclassroom.com/beautiful-christmas-music-is-in-latin-vivaldis-gloria/?utm_source=Compass+Classroom&utm_campaign=f4c00bbf43-VL_March_20133_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8c4cee6a5-f4c00bbf43-268870521#sthash.GVNMi2c9.dpuf

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