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Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino

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Gesu Bambino


joeler 25 Dec 99 - 11:06 AM
Susanne (skw) 25 Dec 99 - 04:42 PM
emily rain 25 Dec 99 - 04:50 PM
Musicman 26 Dec 99 - 04:52 AM
Joe Offer 27 Dec 99 - 05:01 AM
GUEST 06 Oct 04 - 10:36 PM
Q 06 Oct 04 - 11:03 PM
Q 06 Oct 04 - 11:05 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 04 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,rtheisen@gpacable.com 28 Nov 04 - 04:20 PM
GUEST,kareninflorida@yahoo.com 14 Dec 04 - 12:02 AM
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GUEST,drbassmn@comcast.net 23 Dec 04 - 12:21 AM
W y s i w y G ! 23 Dec 04 - 09:38 AM
mg 23 Dec 04 - 03:39 PM
Q 23 Dec 04 - 04:31 PM
Q 23 Dec 04 - 08:39 PM
Haruo 08 Jan 05 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,NewGuest 13 Jan 05 - 05:37 PM
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Subject: Need Lyrics and chords for Jesu Bambino
From: joeler
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 11:06 AM

Need the chords to this Christmas song. I've searched the web and found the song but I can't figure out the chords. Thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need Lyrics and chords for Je
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 04:42 PM

Which Christmas song? Maybe it's my browser's fault but I only see 'Je' of (presumably) the song title. Maybe the thread titles take only so many characters. Try again, and a happy Christmas! - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need Lyrics and chords for Je
From: emily rain
Date: 25 Dec 99 - 04:50 PM

Jesu Bambino.

i'm not sure, but i might have it out in my barn somewhere. if anyone else can find it _without_ freezing his/her ass off, that'd be cool. otherwise i'll go look.


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: GESU BAMBINO / THE INFANT JESUS
From: Musicman
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 04:52 AM

GESU BAMBINO / THE INFANT JESUS
Pietro A. Yon/ Frederick Martens
Copyright 1919, J. Fischer & Bro.

When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night
Was born the Child the Christmas Rose, The King of Love and Light
The angels sang, the shepherds sang, The grateful earth rejoiced
And at His blessed birth the stars Their exultation voiced.

O Come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Again the heart with rapture glows to greet the holy night
that gave the world it's Christmas Rose, It's king of Love and Light
Let ev'ry voice acclaim His name, The grateful chorus swell
From paradise to earth He came that we with Him might dwell

O come let us adore him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

^^
Hope this helps....

musicman


Click to Play


ABC format:

X:1
T:Gesu Bambino
M:12/8
Q:1/4=90
K:G
BB3/2A/2^GA3/2^G/2F^G3/2F/2EF2|B,E2EF^GAB5|
BB3/2A/2^GA3/2^G/2F^G3/2F/2EF2|B,E3/2F/2^GA3/2^G/2FE5|
E^c3/2^d/2ee3/2^d/2^cB2^GB2|E^c3/2^d/2ee3/2^d/2^cB5|
-B6Bc3/2B/2AG3/2F/2|EF2GE2EFGAB2|Bd11|DG3F3G3A2|
-AG6D5|BB3A3B3c2|-cB6A5|Bc3B3A3G2|-GF6G3c2|
-cB6A5|GG11|-G12|B12|-BB3/2A/2^GA3/2^G/2F^G3/2F/2EF2|
B,E2EF^GAB5|BB3/2A/2^GA3/2^G/2F^G3/2F/2EF2|
B,E3/2F/2^GA3/2^G/2FE5|E^c3/2^d/2ee3/2^d/2^cB2^GB2|
E^c3/2^d/2ee3/2^d/2^cB5|-B6Bc3/2B/2AG3/2F/2|
EF2GE2EFGAB2|Bd11|DG3F3G3A2|-AG6D5|BB3A3B3c2|
-cB6A5|Bc3B3A3G2|-GF6G3c2|-cB6A5|GG11|-G29/8||


To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: Gesu Bambino
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 05:01 AM

Oh, so THAT's what it sounds like, eh, Musicman? I'm afraid the people in our choir can't read those dots after the notes, or the flags on the stems, so they "quarter" everything and the song sounds like a long string of crotchety quarter notes. It's a beautiful song, but it really sounds dead if you don't get it right, and if you don't sing the counter melody. Click here for a nice piano MIDI of the song.
-Joe Offer-

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(source: www.jasononline.com)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need Lyrics and chords for Je
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 10:36 PM

Do you have the lyrics in Spanish?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need Lyrics and chords for Je
From: Q
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 11:03 PM

Lyrics in Italian and English here: Gesu Bambino

With midi in "horn" format. Yours is much better, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Need Lyrics and chords for Je
From: Q
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 11:05 PM

Never seen the Spanish lyrics. Even Placido Domingo sings it in the original Italian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 03:24 PM

can some body tell me the keys to the song ? i need a answer soon. email me instead with the subject as "gesu bambino". My email is Steven_205@hotmail.com   


thanks anyway
    E-mail sent to request clarification of "keys to the song," with instructions on how to find the tune.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,rtheisen@gpacable.com
Date: 28 Nov 04 - 04:20 PM

Hello,

I see from the responses to Jesu Bambino that someone has the guitar chords available. Will you please send the chords to my e-mail address? rtheisen@gpacable.com

thank you, in advance.

Rose


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,kareninflorida@yahoo.com
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 12:02 AM

The piano version sounds great, but it is waaay too fast. Try singing to that one! It's supposed to be more like a gentle lullaby, not taken like a bat out of you-know-where.

I found this version of Gesu Bambino at Casey's Christmas Cavern of Music. It's a little slow, but much easier to sing with, and the orchestration is kind of nice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,kareninflorida@yahoo.com
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 12:06 AM

I forgot to mention that the midi I mentioned is in E major. The fast piano version is in D major. Hope that helps!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,drbassmn@comcast.net
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 12:21 AM

I am also looking for the guitar chords to Gesu Bambino. Do you have them, Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 09:38 AM

The MIDI in E (some parts modulate) makes a nice practice track. The chords most likely would be these, but you will have to decide for yourself where they go:

E, B, E7, F#m7, A, G,B7, C7, D, F#dim, Bm, D7, C, Am, Em

It would really depend on who one is accompanying and what arrangement is being used for the two voices (I'm familiar with the violin/organ approach).

It would surprise me if this could be pulled off in time to perform for this weekend-- I certainly don't have several hours to refine an arrangement to give away, nor is this the kind of piece one could learn from scratch in time. Best take your time to play with it to use next year.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: mg
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 03:39 PM

I am confused. I know that song as the Christmas Rose. And another song that starts..twas on a night like this our blessed babe was born they laid him in a manager all on a Christmas morn..Jesu Bambino......

mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Q
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:31 PM

Gesù Bambino, in the English text by Martens, has the Christmas Rose line (Slight correction to first line; see post above by Musicman):

1. When blossoms flower e'er 'mid the snow
Upon a winter night
Was born the Child, the Christmas Rose,
The King of Love and Light.

Gesù Bambino (Italian)
Pietro A. Yon

Nell'umile capanna
nel frdo e povertá
Sé nato il Santo pargolo
che il mondo adorerá.

Osannna, osanna cantano
con giubilante cuor
i tuoi pastore ed angeli
o redi luce e amor.

venite adoramus
venite adoramus
venite adoramus
Dominum.

O bel bambin non piangere,
non piangere, Redentor!
la mamma tua cullandotti
ti bacia, O Salvator.

Osannna, osanna cantano
con giubilante cuor
i tuoi pastore ed angeli
o re di luce e amor.

venite adoramus,
venite adoramus,
venite adoramus,
Dominum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Q
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 08:39 PM

Sorry!

Nell'umile capanna
nel frdo e povertá
é nato il Santo pargolo
che il mondo adorerá


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Haruo
Date: 08 Jan 05 - 11:51 PM

Aha! I was trying to figure out why many sources list Yon as both author and composer, others say Martens wrote the words. Both are apparently right, since Martens' English text is hardly a translation (except in the refrain) of the Italian. Yon was primarily an organist, but I'm quite prepared to believe he wrote the Italian poem.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,NewGuest
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 05:37 PM

Hi,

If anyone knows the CORRECT lyrics to the first line, could they please POST it here, along with the printed source?

We see the lyrics keep jumping back and forth from:

When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night

to
When blossoms flower e'er 'mid the snows upon a winter night

---and back again,---

but so far, nobody has given THE authoritative lyrics or printed source, other than online sources that apparently keep replicating the error(s)...

Just from the standpoint of 'standard English' and 'common sense,' it
would seem that the CORRECT lines should be:

When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night --

i.e., PAST VERB TENSE, since it's speaking of an event (birth of Christ) that already has occurred in the PAST...

And WHAT does "flower e'er mid the snow" MEAN?!

(Also, is it "snow" or "snows" ?)

It would be very helpful if someone could post the correct lyrics and cite their source, and let's hope the lyrics are not only beautiful, but that they
MAKE SENSE. It will honor the beauty of the music and lyrics, if we "GET IT RIGHT." :-D

Thanks so much!
Cheers!

PS If anyone knows where A FREE COPYRIGHT-FREE MIDI VERSION OF GESU BAMBINO CAN BE FOUND, PLEASE POST HERE TOO.

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 05:21 PM

NewGuest: Go to Indiana University Sheet Music Collections, and type "Gesu" into the search box. (It doesn't work if you search for "bambino." I don't know why.) It will bring up 2 copies of the sheet music from 1917. That's old enough to be in the public domain, so it should suit your purpose.

If you find that it differs in any significant way from the lyrics already posted, please post your corrections.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Q
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 06:21 PM

Good to see the sheet music. The website I copied had an error; there is no 'ere in the 1st line.
The Indiana sheet music has 'When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night...'


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Haruo
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 12:21 AM

Wonderful! This not only has the English and Italian, but also (on the last two pages) French and Latin!!

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 12:03 PM

Our God so pure so high above
is plaeased to come and dwell
come see the mystery of his love
the child, Emanuel
The one whom tounge cannot contain
And mind can never trace
( the mind can never trace)
Has touched our hearts with tender hands
and shown a human face


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Subject: Chords Add: GESU BAMBINO
From: GLoux
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:48 PM

Here are basic chords I've worked out for Gesu Bambino:

/ E - - / B7 - - / E - - / B7 - - / E - - / B7 - - / E - - / B7 - - /

/ E - - / B7 - - / E - - / B7 - - / E - - / B7 - - / E - - / E - - /

/ A - - / A - - / E - - / E - - / A - - / A - - / E - - / E - - /

/ Am - - / G - - / Bm - - / C - - / Bm - - / G - - / G D D / G D D / G D D / D - - /

[ the "-" means to hold the chord ]

You could add more minor chords to embellish further, but these chords work for me.

Enjoy,
-Greg


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,Sally
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 04:47 PM

The Christmas Rose is the hellebore. (Helleborus niger pronounced: hell-uh-BORE-us NYE-jer) It blooms in late winter, while the snow is still on the ground. The implication is that Christ was born in the 'winter' of our spiritual darkness, foretelling the 'spring' of our spiritual enlightenment.

It's an allegory that blooms!


http://www.thegardenhelper.com/helleborus.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,chimdi
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 05:27 AM

thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: leeneia
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 10:20 AM

Thanks, Joe, for posting that piano MIDI. I believe I can use it to produce an arrangment for flute and harp, and my friends will be playing it this Christmas.

I have fond memories of hearing this song sung at church when I was a kid. It was always done as an offertory by the more gifted singers among us.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Ferrara
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 10:52 PM

This song can be so very beautiful. One of our friends sang it for us at the end of her annual caroling-and-cookie-swap party this year. She sang it in Italian, in a beautiful rich soprano voice, with piano accompaniment; and she made me cry, it was so poignant and lovely. Truly angelic IMO.

Here is how I learned the first verse in English:

When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows,
upon a winter night
Was born a child, a Christmas rose,
The King of love and light.
The angels sang, the shepherds sang,
The whole of earth rejoiced,
And at the blessed verse the stars
Their exultation voiced:
"Venite adoremus, venite adoremus, venite adoremus, Dominum"
("Oh come, let us adore him," etc....)

The Italian seems simpler and more direct:

1. In a humble cabin,
In cold and poverty,
was born the holy [pargolo? I'm not familiar with this word... ]
that the world will worship.

CHORUS:
"Hosanna, Hosanna," they sing
With jubilant heart,
Your shepherds and angels,
O king of light and love:
"Venite Adoremus," etc.

2. Oh pretty baby, don't cry,
Don't cry, Redeemer,
Your mama, rocking you, (?)
Kisses you, O Savior. [CHORUS]

I love the way Jesus is addressed both as a crying baby who needs his mama to comfort him, and the Redeemer and Savior, in the same verse.

BTW the last line of the chorus should be written this way:

O re di luce e amor. (O king of light and love.)

Hope I haven't left too many typos in this.... Anybody know the meaning of "pargolo" or "cullando"? (I believe the "-tti" at the end of "cullandotti" means "you," as in "holding you," "rocking you," "singing you a lullaby," or whatever it is.)

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 11:34 PM

Does anyone know of any recordings of this that might be available?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Ferrara
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 03:10 PM

I see that someone (Joe?) has corrected the second verse above (23 Dec 04 - 04:31 PM). That version seem to be from the oral tradition. Here is the original Italian version, taken from the Indiana University sheet music. BTW the sheet music shows "O come let us adore him" in Italian, but puts the Latin above the music. The second time through there is a beautiful descant after each phrase of "O come let us adore him." – Rita F

GESU BAMBINO

Nell'umile capanna
Nel freddo e povertà
È nato il santo pargolo
che il mondo adorerà

Osanna, osanna cantano
Con giubilante cor
I tuoi pastore ed angeli,
O Re di luce e amor.

Venite adoriamo,
Venite adoriamo,
Venite adoriamo,
Gesù Redentor.

O bel bambin non piangere,
non pianger, Redentor!
La mamma tua cullandoti
Ti bacia, o Salvator.

Osanna, osanna cantano
Con giubilante cor
I tuoi pastore ed angeli,
O Re di luce e amor.

Venite adoriamo,
Venite adoriamo,
Venite adoriamo,
Gesù Redentor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Ferrara
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 03:23 PM

I decided to put the English translation here following the Italian. Have found my Italian dictionary so there are no more question marks.

GESU BAMBINO - translation

1. In a humble cabin,
In cold and poverty,
was born the little holy child
that the world will worship.

CHORUS:
"Hosanna, Hosanna" they sing
With jubilant heart,
Your shepherds and angels,
O king of light and love:
"O come let us adore him
   O come let us adore him
   O come let us adore him,
   Jesus, Redeemer."


2. Oh pretty baby, don't cry,
Don't cry, Redeemer,
Your mama rocking you
Kisses you, O Savior.
[CHORUS]

I love the way Jesus is addressed both as a crying baby who needs his mama to comfort him, and the Redeemer and Savior, in the same verse.

Notes –
"Capanna" can mean "hut," "cabin," "hovel," "shed," or "barn."
"pargolo" means "baby, little child."
"culla" means "cradle", "cullare" means "to rock, as in a cradle",
"Cullando" means "rocking," "Cullandoti" means "rocking you."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,Louise
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:24 PM

Why do Americans pronounce it Yasu rather than Jesu?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Haruo
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 10:30 PM

Not at all sure I know what you mean, Louise. But I'm pretty sure the confusion has more to do with English-speakers not knowing enough Latin (Church or Classical) nor enough Italian to tell how to pronounce something.

In Latin Jesu's sound is "Yay Sue!" in classical and "Jay sue" in (Italianate) church pronunciation; other countries (including Germany and England) have their own traditions as to how to mispronounce Latin. Italian, "Gesù" is "Jay zoo" in the north and "Jay soo" from Rome south.

I doubt being American has anything to do with it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Dec 11 - 03:49 PM

Someone wanted to know of a recording of Gesu Bambino. It's on a Christmas CD of Luciano Pavorotti's. I don't remember the name of the CD. I really enjoy hearing it.


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Subject: Gesu Bambino - pronunciation - and videos
From: Genie
Date: 29 Dec 11 - 06:19 PM

Louise, I think it's just an example of people thinking they know how to pronounce a foreign word when they really don't (e.g., Americans pronouncing the French "coup de grace" as "coo de grah" when it's really "coo de grahss - so they're really saying, in French "blow of fat" instead of "blow of grace").

There are all sorts of examples of "a little bit of knowledge" leading to mistakes like this. I recently even heard a recording of a singer doing "Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle," and correctly pronouncing "Jeannette" as "zhe-net" but then pronouncing "Jesus" as "Yeh-soo." DK why, unless she was switching to some form of "Church Latin" for pronunciation of the name of the baby in the manger.

It's also possible that Americans often pronounce "Gesu" as "Yay-soo" because the chorus of this song switches to Latin (from the verse in Italian in the original composition).

BTW, here's "Gesu Bambino" sung by Pavarotti.

I think the audio is even better here: video of Luciano Pavarotti singing "Gesu Bambino" with boys' choir


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Dec 11 - 09:47 AM

I have never heard anyone pronounce "Jesu" as Yah-su, and I don't believe Guest Louise has either.

I suggest an end to all threads which start "Why do Americans [insert something stupid] ? "


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 09:27 PM

The lyrics in Latin began: gesu, redemtor hominium, quem lucis ante originem, parem, paternae Gloria, pater supremus Gloria. Intende quas fundit preces,intende quas fundit servuli. etc. I've forgotten the words at this point, but fifty years ago I sang it at several midnight masses, and would like to have those back.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 11:54 PM

I tried to find it for you, Guest, but I failed.

However, the song 'Gesu Bambino' which is the subject of this thread is entirely different. It is a popular Christmas song for choirs, and it combines a sprightly tune with phrases from 'O Come All Ye Faithful.'

The sprightly tune is in 12/8 time and is in the key of E, which has four sharps. In the middle it goes to a related key for a while.

There is a version of it at the website Laura's MIDI Heaven which gives a sense of the whole composition. (the MIDI on the Mudcat MIDI's is quite thin in comparison.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesu Bambino / Gesu Bambino
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 03:22 PM

Hi, Guest - the song you want is Jesu Redemptor Omnium (click) (Jesus, Redeemer of All). It's one of the hymns from the Liturgy of the Hours, the daily prayer of the church.

There's a YouTube video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myx92VKB8lc

Merry Christmas!

-Joe Offer, ex-seminarian-


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