Reno erat Rudolphus

Absolutely Genius.

Reno Erat Rudolphus

Biretta Tip to Kelvin

Posted in Christmas, Lighter Things, Music
  • Guglielmo Marinaro

    LOL. Excellent. Now perhaps someone would like to compose a similar Gregorian motet for “Sanctus Nicholas in oppidum venit”.

    • jamesmbmclaren

      No…but there was a time when I could do it in command line Unix…

      • And the Geek of the Week award goes to…

  • Guglielmo Marinaro

    Perhaps I’m slow on the uptake, but I’ve now noticed that the Latin words also fit the original tune of “Rudolph”, which I think is wonderful, although the rhythm of the tune means displacing the stress on some of the words. But then Handel sometimes ran into the same problem, e.g. “have se-en A great light.”


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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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