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Syncopation in 6/4 time, feeling duple meter in 6/4 time,
repeated melodic rhythm patterns.

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: German/Latin, English translation: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 6/4 unusual time signature

  • Form: ABBC

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a ta ta/a ta | syncopation,
    | ta/a ta ta/a/a | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta/a/a |
    | ta/a/a/a/a |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: beginners: m3: Mi/So, So\Mi; M3: Do/Mi; P5: Mi\So, Do/So

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; pickup beat, tied notes; 6/4 time: (slower version of 6/8) feeling duple meter (2) in 6/4 (dotted half), melodic rhythm patterns

  • Key Words: world geography: Germany, England; old language: Latin; sacred, Christian, rejoice, Jesus Christ, ox and ass, manger, heart and soul, voice, bliss, forever, fear, grave, peace, blest, everlasting; Old English: ye (you), hath (has); abbreviations: ope'd (opened), heav'nly (heavenly)

 
 

"Good Christian Men Rejoice!"


       
 
1.
Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Jesus Christ is born today;
Ox and ass before him bow and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today, Christ is born today.
 
 
2.
Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss: Joy! Joy! Jesus Christ was born for this;
He hath ope'd the heav'nly door and man is blest forever more.
Christ was born for this, Christ was born for this.
 
  3. Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave: Peace! Peace! Jesus Christ was born to save;
Calls you one and calls you all to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save, Christ was born to save.

       


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