Ding dong! Merrily on high In heav'n the bells are ringing: Ding dong! Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
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E'en so here below, below, Let steeple bells be swungen, And io, io, io, By priest and people sungen:. Hosanna in excelsis! Pray you, dutifully prime Your matin chime, ye ringers; May you beautifully rhyme Your e'entime song, ye singers. Woodward b. Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, ; d.
Highgate, London, England, was ordained in the Church of England in He served in six parishes in London, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
He was a gifted linguist and translator of a large number of hymns from Greek, Latin, and German. But Woodward's theory of translation was a rigid one—he held that the translation ought to reproduce the meter and rhyme scheme of the original as well as its contents. This practice did not always produce singable hymns; his translations are therefore used more often today as valuable resources than as congregational hymns.
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Representative Text 1. 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, 3. E'en so here below, below Let steeple bells be swungen And i-o, i-o, i-o By priest and people be sungen Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis.
Pray ye dutifully prime Your matin chime, ye ringers May ye beautifully rime 2 Your evetime song, ye singers Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis. Or: rent Return. The tune, "Branle de L'Official" was found in the work "Orchesographie," a 16th-century study of French dance forms, by Thoinot Arbeau the anagrammatic pen name of French cleric Jehan Tabourot March 17, - July 23, It provided information on social ballroom behaviour and on the interaction of musicians and dancers, and contained numerous woodcuts of dancers and musicians.
It also included detailed instructions for the various dances.
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It is considered perhaps the most valuable book on 16th century dance. The Branle de L'Official was considered primarily a dance for the common people, although it did become somewhat popular among the nobility. A reprint of the volume, and an reprint, are available at Google Books. A facsimile of the work is available at the Library of Congress.