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Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant

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Il est ne, le divin Enfant


Marc 14 Dec 99 - 08:23 AM
Nancy-Jean 14 Dec 99 - 08:50 AM
danleighton 14 Dec 99 - 11:27 AM
Alice 14 Dec 99 - 11:35 AM
Musicman 14 Dec 99 - 11:36 AM
Liz the Squeak 14 Dec 99 - 05:50 PM
Marc 15 Dec 99 - 08:00 AM
15 Dec 99 - 10:11 AM
Alice 15 Dec 99 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,Dean, Calgary, Canada 09 Dec 05 - 03:41 AM
masato sakurai 09 Dec 05 - 09:15 AM
open mike 09 Dec 05 - 11:12 AM
Q 09 Dec 06 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,k111283 01 Oct 07 - 03:39 PM
Q 01 Oct 07 - 10:33 PM
GUEST,me 12 Dec 07 - 09:16 PM
TRUBRIT 12 Dec 07 - 10:30 PM
Beer 12 Dec 07 - 10:48 PM
GUEST 13 Dec 07 - 03:09 PM
GUEST 05 Dec 09 - 10:19 AM
Murray MacLeod 05 Dec 09 - 01:41 PM
Q 23 Oct 10 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,benny 24 Oct 10 - 11:10 AM
Tradsinger 24 Oct 10 - 02:10 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Oct 10 - 09:57 AM
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Subject: Le Divine Enfante
From: Marc
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 08:23 AM

Does any one Know where I can get the words to this French Carol? I know it's popular in Canadian communities, I assume France also. I realize it's a bit late to be building Christmas reporatoir, but I just got the request.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: Nancy-Jean
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 08:50 AM

Are you thinking of "Il est ne le divine enfant"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BORN ON EARTH THE DIVINE CHRIST CHILD
From: danleighton
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 11:27 AM

If you are thinking of "Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant" here is (nearly all of!) a translation that I had to learn for a carol concert on Friday. We weren't allowed the words which is why I can remember it but I messed up the last verse then as well. Ah well.

Love Ivy B* (but using Dan Leighton's computer at the moment)


BORN ON EARTH THE DIVINE CHRIST CHILD

CHO: Born on earth the divine Christ child
Oboes rejoice with bagpipes vying
Born on earth the divine Christ child
Sing to welcome the savior mild

'Tis four thousand years and more
Men his birth have been prophesying
'Tis four thousand years and more
While we longed for the joys in store. CHO.

Ah such beauty and charm adore!
Ah such perfection of grace undying
Ah such beauty and charm adore!
Promised us of days of yore. CHO.

In a stable here on earth
Jesus in a manger lying
In a stable here on earth
Oh how lovely our savior's birth. CHO.

Jesus savior heaven's lord
(Argh! Can't remember the rest of this one! Sorry!)


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Subject: Lyr Add: IL EST NE, LE DIVIN ENFANT / HE IS BORN..
From: Alice
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 11:35 AM

IL EST NE, LE DIVIN ENFANT
18th Century French Carol

Refrain:
Il est ne, le divin Enfant,
Jouez, hautbois, resonnez, musettes;
Il est ne, le divin Enfant;
Chantons tous son avenement!

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous le promettaient les Prophetes;
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous attendions cet heurex temps.

Refrain

Ah! qu'll est beau, qu'il est charmant,
Que ses graces sont parfaites!
Ah! qu'll est beau, qu'll est charmant,
Qu'il est doux le divin Enfant!

Refrain

Une etable est son logement,
Unpeu de paille, sa couchette,
Une etable est son logement,
Pour un Dieu, quel abaissement!

Refrain

O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
Tout petit enfant que vous etes,
O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
Regnez sur nous entierement!

Refrain


English Translation:
HE IS BORN, THE HOLY CHILD

Refrain:
He is born, the holy Child,
Play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
He is born, the holy Child,
Sing we all of the Savior Mild.

Through long ages of the past,
Prophets have foretold His coming;
Through long ages of the past;
Now the time has come at last.

Refrain

O how lovely, O how pure,
Is the perfect Child of Heaven;
O how lovely, o how pure,
Gracious gift of God to man!

Refrain

Jesus, Lord of all the world,
Coming as a Child among us,
Jesus, Lord of all the world,
Grant to us Thy heav'nly peace.

Refrain

found at this website:
http://www.angelfire.com/me/music17/carols.html


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: IL EST NE, LE DIVIN ENFANT
From: Musicman
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 11:36 AM

Here you go:


IL EST NE, LE DIVIN ENFANT

Il est ne let divin enfant, Jouez hautbois, resonnez musettes;
Il est ne le divin enfant, Chantons tous son avenement.

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans Nous le promettaient les prophetes,
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans Nous attendions cet heureux temps.

Il est ne......

Ah! qu'il est beau, qu'il est charmant, Ah1, que ses graces sont parfaites!
Ah! qu'il ext beau, qu'il est charmant, Qu'il est doux, ce divin enfant!

Il est ne......

Une etable est son logement, Un peu de paille est sa couchette;
Une etable est son logement, Pour un Dieu quel abaissement!

Il est ne......

O Jusus, roi tout puissant, Si petit enfant que vous etes;
O Jesus, roi tout puissant, Rignez sur nous entierement.

Il est ne.....

I think I got it all right without the french accents of course..... and here is the midi file, so someone can post in the mudcat.....

ABC format:

X:1
T:Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
M:2/2
Q:1/4=120
K:G
D2G2G2BG|D2G2G4|G2GAB2cB|A2G2AFD2|D2G2G2BG|
D2G2G4|G2A2B2cB|A2d2G4|B2c2d2cB|c2e2d4|B2c2d2ed|
c2B2B2A2|B2c2d2cB|c2e2d4|B2c2d2ed|c2B2A4|
D2G2G2BG|D2G2G4|G2GAB2cB|A2G2AFD2|D2G2G2BG|
D2G2G4|G2A2B2cB|A2d2G7/2||

enjoy

musicman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 05:50 PM

Oooh thanks for the translation, been wondering what that meant, any chance you can do the same for the one that goes on about odeur agreable?, known as the nice pong song in my last choir.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: Marc
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 08:00 AM

Hey Thanks alot every one. I'm only sorry I'm to illiterate to make use of the midi file . Thanks again

Joyeux Noel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From:
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:11 AM

Last year right after Christmas my wife and I were in Brussels. We stopped in at a beautiful medium-sized Gothic church for part of an evening mass, and they sang this song. I knew parts of it from an old Christmas record and was able to sing along. Won't forget that one anytime soon. C'est le chanson tres bon!

Chet


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: Alice
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:19 AM

"Il Est Né" is also on the Chieftains "Bells of Dublin" Christmas recording, sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST,Dean, Calgary, Canada
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 03:41 AM

Bonjour mes amis!
C'est des mots pour la chantons "Il Est Ne le Divin Enfant" en complet!
Merci

IL EST NE, LE DIVIN ENFANT

{Refrain:}
Il est né le divin enfant,
Jouez hautbois, résonnez musettes !
Il est né le divin enfant,
Chantons tous son avènement !

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous le promettaient les prophètes
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous attendions cet heureux temps.
{au Refrain}

Ah ! Qu'il est beau, qu'il est charmant !
Ah ! que ses grâces sont parfaites !
Ah ! Qu'il est beau, qu'il est charmant !
Qu'il est doux ce divin enfant !
{au Refrain}

Une étable est son logement
Un peu de paille est sa couchette,
Une étable est son logement
Pour un dieu quel abaissement !
{au Refrain}

Partez, grands rois de l'Orient !
Venez vous unir à nos fêtes
Partez, grands rois de l'Orient !
Venez adorer cet enfant !
{au Refrain}

Il veut nos cœurs, il les attend :
Il est là pour faire leur conquête
Il veut nos cœurs, il les attend :
Donnons-les lui donc promptement !
{au Refrain}

O Jésus ! O Roi tout-puissant
Tout petit enfant que vous êtes,
O Jésus ! O Roi tout-puissant,
Régnez sur nous entièrement !
{au Refrain}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 09:15 AM

These translations (with midi & French lyrics) are at The Hymns and Carols of Christmas:

He Is Born Holy Child Divine
Born Today is the Child Divine
He Is Born, The Heav'nly Child
He Is Born The Divine Christ Child (Version 1)
He Is Born, The Divine Christ Child (Version 2)

See also He Is Born at The Cyber Hymnal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: open mike
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 11:12 AM

beware the bagpipes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Le Divine Enfante
From: Q
Date: 09 Dec 06 - 03:58 PM

Little seems to be known about this carol; the best note I found is in Hymns and Carols of Christmas.

"The tune for this carol can be found in R. Grosjean's "Airs des noêl lorrain" (1862), where it is called 'Ancien air de chasse' [old hunting song], and it is indeed the case that an old Normandy hunting tune 'Tête bizarde', although in 6/8, is melodically very similar. The "Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols" editors postulated that the tune is an 18th c. composition in a rustic style.
The text of this carol was first published in Dom G. Legeay's "Noêls anciens" (1875-6)." "An English version of the lyric .... Geoffrey Brace's "Carol for Christmas Singers, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991, ..."
http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols_/NonEnglish/il_est_ne.htm
Masato (above) links translations in Hymns and Carols .... The Wilcocks-John Rutter arrangement is commonly used by choirs.

On the St. Regis Mohawk Reserve, NY, the carol is sung as "Rotonni Niio Roienha" (19th c. introduction?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST,k111283
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 03:39 PM

here is a little of the first bit(in english)

He is born the Holy Child Hear the flutes and the pipes resounding He is born the Holy Child Sing to welcom the infant mild


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Q
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 10:33 PM

See post by Masato (above) for links to several English translations.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST,me
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:16 PM

well, im singing with my chorus at the candlelight at epcot. We learned the english part like this:

Now is born the divine christ child
play the mussette play the oboe
now is born the divine christ child,
let us rejoice this day

of course, with all the alto's, soprano's, tenor's and base's all singing together, it sounds absolutely wonderful. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:30 PM

When I was in High School in the UK, we had a class entitled 'French Songs' -- we learned this one ...... it was beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Beer
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 10:48 PM

When I was an Alter boy many many years ago this was a favorite of mind just before mid-night mass. As it was an Acadian village just outside Halifax Nova Scotia most of the hymns at Christmas were sung in French. Still my favorite.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 03:09 PM

Hi, Trubrit; I learned it at school too - in our normal French lesson. It has really stuck in my mind though I've seldom sung it since.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 10:19 AM

hi

great song were doing it at school but my brother and sister are being a pain

love poppy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 01:41 PM

aww, don't worry, poppy, your brother and sister won't get any nice things at Xmas 'cos they've been naughty, but Santa will bring you lots of goodies


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Q
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 05:35 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: GUEST,benny
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 11:10 AM

how do you pronounce the "divin enfant" bit - i thought it was "deeveen..." but my buddy says it's "deevan" becauase its a boy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Tradsinger
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 02:10 PM

It's deveen because perversely when the -in ending eldies, it becomes -een, not (nasalised) -an,

Tradsinger


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Subject: Lyr Req: IL EST NÉ LE DIVIN ENFANT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 09:57 AM

Here's the oldest version I can find with Google Books. It has more verses than other versions posted here, and some other differences.

From Nouveau recueil de cantiques spirituels: 1e et 2e partie (Amiens: Caron-Vitet, 1819), page


CLXXXIX.
Air: Il est né cet Enfant royal.

[CHORUS] Il est né le divin Enfant!
Jouez, hautbois; raisonnez, musettes;
Il est né le divin Enfant,
Chantons tous son avènement.

1. Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
L'avoient promis plusieurs prophètes;
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous attendions cet heureux temps.

2. Ah, qu'il est beau, qu'il est charmant!
Ah, que ses grâces sont parfaites!
Ah, qu'il est beau, qu'il est charmant!
Qu'il est doux ce Jésus enfant.

3. Une étable est son logement;
Un peu de paille est sa couchette;
Une étable est son logement;
Pour un Dieu, quel abaissement.

4. Il veut nos cœurs, il les attend,
Il naît pour faire leur conquête;
ll veut nos cœurs, il les attend,
Donnons-les lui donc promptement.

5. Partez, grands Rois de l'Orient,
Venez vous unir à nos fêtes;
Partez, grands Rois de l'Orient,
Venez adorer cet enfant.

6. Hérode cherche l'innocent
Dans le sang des plus jeunes têtes;
Hérode cherche l'innocent:
O Mère, fuyez le tyran.


7. Jésus, ô Roi tout puissant,
Tout petit enfant que vous êtes;
O Jésus, ô Roi tout puissant!
Régnez sur nous entièrement.

8. Vous grandirez avec les ans;
Donnez-nous les vertus parfaites;
Vous grandirez avec les ans:
Nous voulons cesser d'être enfans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Monique
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 11:33 AM

In this book, "raisonnez" has been misspelled, it should be "résonnez".
"Raisonner" (pronounced with an open-mid sound like in "bed") means "to reason" while "résonner" (pronounced with a close-mid sound like in "bury") means "resound". But... in many areas, they're both pronounced with a close-mid sound, hence the misspelling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Penny S.
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 03:25 PM

Somebody asked about the odour agreable, but had no answer. I remember

"Quelle est cette odour agreable,
Bergers qui ravit toutes nos sens,"

but no more.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Il Est Né le Divin Enfant
From: Monique
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 03:37 PM

It was 11 years ago but here here is the song.


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