Nowel syng we bothe al and som

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    This disc comes in an attractive 4-panel wallet-style format, with a CD sleeves. There is no plastic tray, which makes for a greener (and more lightweight) package. The CD allows listeners to share the beauty, excitement, intensity and variety found in a Blue Heron concert performance. It includes plainchant, carols, and other music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England. It is comprised entirely of tracks recorded live at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational in December 2013.

    The package includes a booklet with notes by Music Director Scott Metcalfe.

    Including unlimited streaming of Christmas in Medieval England via the free bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Christmas in Medieval England via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Nowel syng we bothe al and som,
Now Rex Pacificus is ycome.

Exortum est in love and lysse:
Now Cryst hys grace he gan us gysse,
And with hys body us bought to blysse,
Bothe al and sum.

De fructu ventris of Mary bright,
Bothe God and man in here alyght:
Owte of dysese he dyde us dyght,
Bothe al and sum.

Puer natus to us was sent,
To blysse us bought, fro bale us blent,
And ellys to wo we hadde ywent,
Bothe al and sum.

Lux fulgebit with love and lyght,
In Mary mylde hys pynon pyght,
In here toke kynde with manly myght,
Bothe al and sum.

Gloria tibi ay and blysse:
God unto his grace he us wysse,
The rent of heven that we not mysse,
Bothe al and sum.

Translation:
Let us sing Noel, each and every one,
Now the King of Peace is come.

He is arisen in love and joy:
now Christ has prepared his grace for us
and with his body redeemed us unto bliss,
each and every one.

From the fruit of the womb of radiant Mary
both God and man alight in her:
from disease he rescued us,
each and every one.

A boy-child was sent to us,
redeemed us unto bliss, turned us aside from evil,
and else to woe we would have gone,
each and every one.

The light will shine with love and light;
in gentle Mary he raised his banner,
in her assumed humanity with manly boldness,
each and every one.

Glory to Thee always, and bliss:
may God guide us to his grace,
that we shall not lose the reward of heaven,
each and every one.

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from Christmas in Medieval England, released October 9, 2015
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Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe, has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations; the Boston Musical Intelligencer calls Blue Heron “a fantastic model for the fully-realized potential of early music performance in the 21st century.” ... more

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