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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 most joyful Christmas carol!   

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Includes : One score and one part (3 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 2/12

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

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

Words : George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934).

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

This score is an arrangement for flute and 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 Music for Flute (Easy)     Renaissance Music for Flute (Easy)    

Sheet music details :


(Branle de l'Officiel - Christmas Carol)
ComposerArbeau, Thoinot (1520-1595) Opus/catalog number
MovementsGiocoso Composition/First publicationLangres, 1588
InstrumentationFlute and piano StyleRenaissance (1453-1600)
KeyF Major Duration00:40
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 2/12

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

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Instruments → Flute

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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