SATB a cappella, soprano solo
Commissioned for Chanticleer by Marshall Rutter & Terry Knowles
The Princeton Singers on "Christmas with The Princeton Singers" and "I Have Had Singing"
Steven Sametz, director
Oxford University Press, 2000
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue is the first of the Two Medieval Lyrics. The second is Gaudete!
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu;
For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda. (Marvelous thing)
By that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three,
Pares forma (Of equal form).
The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis deo:
Gaudeamus. (Let us rejoice)
Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth;
Transeamus. (Let us cross over)
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