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Angels We Have Heard on High

History of Christmas Carols


Title: Original French title "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes"; English title "Angels We Have Heard on High."

Author: This is a raditional French carol that was translated into English by Bishop James Chadwick. Bishop Chadwicks' translation was published in his Holy Family Hymns in 1860. The said carol often uses the tune arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes titled "Gloria."

Interesting Fact: An adaptation of this carol was written by Earl Marlatt in 1937.

Lyrics (Excerpt):
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Music Sheet:

  • Sheet music for various instruments
  • Sheet music from 8Notes.Com
  • Sheet music in PDF from FreeScores.Com
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