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This month's Free Tablature is
"O Come All Ye Faithful"

John F. Wade (tune and Latin verses); Frederick Oakeley (English translation)

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 As you can tell by the displays in the department stores, Christmas is nearly upon us once again!   In order to have time to get Christmas music back under your fingers in time for the December celebrations, I am once again posting a Christmas hymn as the tab a month early.   This year, it is a 2-part arrangement of the well-known carol "O Come All Ye Faithful".  This favorite Christmas hymn appears to be the result of a collaboration of several people. What we sing is a 19th-century version of a hymn written in the 18th century. The Latin text ("Adeste Fidelis") comes from the Roman Catholic tradition, found in an 18th-century manuscript in the College at Douai in northern France, established in 1561, and exiled to England at around the time of the French Revolution in the late 1700's.

A number of original manuscripts of the Latin text that were found that were written and signed by John Francis Wade, an English musician at the college in the latter part of the 18th century, giving rise to the belief among many hymn historians that Wade was the original author of both the Latin text and the music.

The English translation of four of the verses most commonly appearing in hymnals today, and first published in 1841, is the work of Frederick Oakeley, a Roman Catholic priest who spent most of his life ministering to the poor at Westminster Abbey. Three additional verses, which fill out the Christmas story, were by an English organist named William Brooke.  Over the years, many other versions and alterations have appeared.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the hymn performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

This is a 2-part arrangement, including the melody and the bass line.   The melody is unusual in that it often requires multiple chord changes in a single measure.   The bass line adds the element of a processional.

Time is running out,  so find a playing partner and get this one ready for your Christmas celebrations!

Wishing you all peace, joy, and music this holiday season, and throughout the coming New Year!

In music and friendship,

--Tull

 

Lyrics

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye,
O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens
Of heaven above;
Glory to God,
Glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.

Highest, most holy,
Light of light eternal,
Born of a virgin,
A mortal he comes;
Son of the Father
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be
All glory given;
Son of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord.


 

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