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Veni, Veni Emanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)

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Uploaded by: sanden (12/12/14)
Composer: Traditional Hymn
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Medieval and Renaissance
Description:
As told Josephhaspel, here is a "classic" version of "Veni Emanuel."
Thanks to him who posted the previous beautiful version, on the CC organ of St. Eucaire.

The words were written in the 12th century possibly pulling together texts from older sources. The tune we are used to is probably French and was used at least once for a fifteenth-century funeral hymn.
The English lyrics we use most often are an updated version of John Mason Neal's 1851 translation.

Latin Text:

Veni, veni Emmanuel,
Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio
Privatus Dei Filio.

Refrain:
Gaude, gaude! Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.

etc.

English Text:

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

etc.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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