Please turn to number 30 and join with the clarinets in, “Angels We Have Heard on High”.
Name: GLORIA (IRIS).
Meter: 7 7, 7 7. With Refrain.
Music: French Carol
Arr. by Edward Shippen Barnes, 1887-
Text: Traditional French Carol
Alt., Earl Marlatt, 1892-
Whew, another of the warhorses, “Angels We Have Heard on High”.
From the wikipedia article:
The words of the song are based on a traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos campagnes (literally, “Angels in our countryside”) composed by an unknown author in Languedoc, France. That song has received many adjustments or alignments including its most common English version that was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, northeast England. The carol quickly became popular in the West Country, where it was described as ‘Cornish’ by R.R. Chope, and featured in Pickard-Cambridge‘s Collection of Dorset Carols.
Took me a while to work up the courage to even try this one. And then another little while to get over the way that I had sung it as a child.
PDF of the Clarinet Arrangement: 030.ServiceBookAndHymnal
I think it turned out pretty well, mostly trying to modulate the clarinet and attempt to be more musical on some of the passages which would be hit pretty hard while caroling.