Ding Dong Merrily on High

Published by Roger Dean Publishing Company     
Catalog # 15/2705R

  
 

SATB/piano or harp
also available: SATB/brass quintet (2 trpt, 2 t-bone, tuba), e-mail for details

Traditional French Carol in English
Duration: 3 fun-filled minutes
Difficulty level (1-5): 2

 

 listen to Ding Dong Merrily on High

P
erformed by the Roger Dean studio choir
recorded 2010


I put a twist on this sprightly traditional carol by setting it mostly in 7/8. There is a slow middle section with  block chords which imply churchbell overtones. The harp version was premiered Dec. 1, 2007 in Wisconsin with the Festival Choir of Madison, directed by Drew Collins. The brass version premiered Dec. 7, 2007 by The Nebraska Choral Arts Society (Omaha, NE) directed by Matt Harden.


 


TEXT

Ding dong! merrily on high in heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky is riv'n with Angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
 
E'en so here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen,
And "Io, io, io!" by priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
 
Pray you, dutifully prime your Matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime your Evetime Song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

 

  

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