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Arbeau : Ding Dong! Merrily On High
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Arbeau : Orchesographie

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

Arbeau, Thoinot (1520-1595)

Ding Dong! Merrily On High is a joyful Christmas carol!   

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Includes : One solo score (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 5/12

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Program Notes on Ding Dong! Merrily On High by Arbeau :

Ding Dong! Merrily On High is a Christmas carol.

Words : George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934).

Music : Branle de l'Officiel, a secular dance tune from Orchésographie, by Thoinot Arbeau (1520-1595).

Source : Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cambridge Carol-Book, Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924), no. 8.

This score is an arrangement for intermediate-level piano.

For your greater enjoyment, it includes the complete lyrics in English (three verses and chorus).

Sources :

Thoinot Arbeau (Thabourot, Jehan), Orchesographie. First published in Langres in 1588.

Associated collections :

Christmas Sheet Music for Piano (Intermediate)     Renaissance Music for Piano (Intermediate)    

Sheet music details :


(Branle de l'Officiel - Christmas Carol)
ComposerArbeau, Thoinot (1520-1595) Opus/catalog number
MovementsGiocoso Composition/First publicationLangres, 1588
InstrumentationPiano StyleRenaissance (1453-1600)
KeyB flat Major Duration00:40
EditionArranged by Charles Wood DifficultyGrade 5/12

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Composers → Arbeau, Thoinot (1520-1595) → Arbeau : Orchesographie

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

1. 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!

2. E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And i-o, i-o, i-o,
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

3. Pray you, dutifully prime
Your Matin chime, ye ringers,
May you beautifully rime
Your Evetime Song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

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