Gaudete

Gaudete words

Gaudete Pronunciation and Translation

Verse 1:

Tempus adest gratiæ, hoc quod optabamus [“grat-see-eh”]
Carmina lætitiæ devote reddamus. [“leh-teet-see-eh”]

Verse 4:

Ergo nostra contio psallat iam in lustro [“kont-see-oh sal-lat”]
Benedicat Domino, salus regi nostro. [“Reggie”]

Chorus:

Gaudete, gaudete, Christus est natus
Ex Maria virgine, gaudete! [“veer-jee-neh”]

STRUCTURE
chorus (sung by all, always twice)
v 1 (Largs Community Choir)
chorus
v2
chorus
v3
chorus
v4 (everyone)
chorus

GUIDE TRACKS for remote recording 2020

Dec 2020: New guide tracks! The previous ones are for separate chunks of the song, but it’s now time to do a complete take. Sing only on Verses 1 and 4 and all the choruses, and remain silent during verses 2 and 3 (but keep the recorder running).

ALL FOUR PARTS (we don’t use the alto, altos sing the tenor, so ignore the higher of the two starting notes)

TUNE (other parts faded down)

TENOR (other parts faded down)

BASS (other parts faded down)

Verse 1 (no harmony)

Verse 4 (no harmony)

CHORUS tune (for upper or lower voices)

CHORUS tenor (low-voiced women or high-voiced men)

CHORUS bass