Personent Hodie – TBB

TBB Voices and Piano
–Arranged by Earlene Rentz
–14th Century Carol
–Words from Piae Cantiones, 1582
–Translation by Jane M. Joseph (1894-1929)
–Moderate Difficulty
–Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet, Latin
Pronunciation Guide, Individual Voice Parts MP3s
–Also available: TTB, TB
–Video for additional insight:
–Duration ca. 2:50

This arrangement of a medieval carol is filled with open 5ths in the harmonies. The melody is distributed between the voice parts in appropriate ranges. Most voices are involved throughout, building with intensity toward the ending…Gloria in excelsis Deo! Both the Latin and the Jane M. Joseph translation are provided in the notation. Although musical notation is not provided for a hand drum and finger cymbal, feel free to add and improvise, if desired.