Please turn to number 96 and join with the clarinets in “O Sons and Daughters, Let us Sing!”

Number: 96
First Line: O Sons and Daughters, Let us Sing!
Meter: 8 8 8. With Alleluias.
Tempo: In unison
Music: XV cent. French Melody, Mode II
Text: Jean Tisserand, 1494
Tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-66

Clarinet Arrangement: 096-OSonsAndDaughtersLetUsSing

This is a really great hymn & arrangement! Just the sort of minor key, syncopated music I enjoy playing the most.

Apparently almost nothing is known about Jean Tisserand other than the following, translated from a French wikipedia page.

Jean Tisserand († 1497 ), or Johannes Tisserandus sometimes spelled Jehan Tisserant or Jean Tisserant , or Jean Tisseran , or Tifferand , formerly Tissarandus and Tirlandus is a member of the Order of the Friars Minor , a Franciscan Cordelier , probably a Doctor of Theology 1 Perhaps confessor of King Charles VIII of France or Queen Anne of Brittany , founder under his protection of a new monastery near Lyons on the Saone , strict observance , preacher.


Franciscan , that is to say, Friar Minor, Cordelier, of the custody of Dijon , preacher to Notre-Dame de Paris, founder of the order of the Filles-Repenties later called Penitentes de Saint Magloire , under The protection of Saint Madeleine from the name of the abbey where they settled on the orders of Queen Mary of Medicis , is from a large Dijon family of Burgundy , with several lords of Burgundy towns or villages, canons of the Nuits de Chalon, and officers of the bailiwick, the chancellery, and the court of accounts, members of Parliament, whose arms were of azure with a chevron of gold, accompanied by a pointed shell .

Brother Tisserand was called to Paris in 1468 . With a Franciscan friend, Brother Jean Bourgeois, they evangelize Paris by preaching in the various parishes of the city for a few years. Jean Tisserand preached brilliantly every day in a parish, and changed every month, evangelizing the whole capital. He is said to have been the confessor of Queen Anne of Brittany , who loved the order of the Cordeliers and knew Brother Jean Bourgeois well, but this is disputed. The most hardened hearts could not resist his sermons. He thus converted to Notre-Dame two hundred daughters who became the Gilles Rendues or repented daughters, to whom Jean-Simon de Champigny gave the Rule of St. Augustine .

Foundation in 1502 of the Hospitallers of Lyon : Jean Tisserand at first used repented daughters, of which he became chaplain, then widows, married women and orphans who became Servants of the Poor , religious and religious sisters in 1539.

Brother Jean Tisserand also composed an air of Easter and Christmas and passes for having founded the popular hymn. Author of a play of devotion in verse preserved at the BnF , The Dictation in French , this “dictation in French” was sung at the beginning of the sermons of Brother Jean Tisserand 6 . Also author of the hymn O Filii and Filiae 7 in the tradition of Franciscan poetry, other hymns and Christmas ( Christmas Very excellent contemplatives, published by Guillaume Guerson in 1495 and 1502, At the Coming of Christmas ) Composed for the repented Girls and a very beautiful greeting for the seven feasts of Our Lady sung at the Salute Church Saint Innocent of Paris as well as the Office of the five brothers minors martyred in Morocco whose worship had just been Authorized in 1481 by Pope Sixtus IV.

Red Service Book and Hymnal
Red Service Book and Hymnal