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"Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant" ~ Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Along with a traditional Welsh season’s greeting for a Joyous Christmas and a Good New Year, wishing for you and yours good health and good times, or at least more of that than the contrary, I thought I’d also share this favourite traditional French Christmas carol with you all. We used to organize a regular song fest around this time of year, for the Winter Solstice and the Christmas season, being a fan of carolling and wassailing. Like playing music with friends, raising ones voice with others is a blessing, however rough and tonally variant the end result might be.

Il est né, le Divin Enfant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_est_n%C3%A9,_le_divin_Enfant

Chorus:
Il est né le divin enfant,
Jouez hautbois, résonnez musettes !
Il est né le divin enfant,
Chantons tous son avènement !

Chorus (an English translation:
He is born, the Heav’nly Child,
Oboes play; set bagpipes sounding
He is born, the Heav’nly Child.
Let all sing His nativity.

Il est né le divin enfant - Musicanti Children’s Choir, Academy of Vocal Arts The Hague. Piano: Marijke van Klaveren - Conductor: Silvère van Lieshout. St Jansbasiliek Laren, The Netherlands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ6qPMfnis8


Edith Piaf - Il est ne, le Divin Enfant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbC-P8Cm-dY


Il est né le divin enfant (arr. John Rutter) - Guildford Cathedral Choir (Barry Rose)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ganz7x3Ycf4


Il est né le Divin Enfant - Salt lake Children’s Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFDCGplSK-Q


Il est né le divin enfant - Le Chœur de chambre de Rimouski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri4l984Dobg


Siouxsie and the Banshees - Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olpr4NDxRIk

Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

I’ve also known this in Bb Major, but will hold off making that submission, and a harmony part, for later, feeling a little apprehensive after this recent discussion 😛 :

Playing in different keys!
https://thesession.org/discussions/41703
# Posted by BillyRaticus ~ December 21st, 2017

Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

There’s always something ye’ve never heard before! This is beautiful. I’ve just listened to Edith Piaf - going back to listen Siouxsie and her Banshees.
Aye that’s good too! How come I’ve never heard of this before? Back to my opening sentence! I hope I find lots more stuff this year that I haven’t heard of before!
Alex.

Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

Thanks a million for sharing
Generaly in France people sing " il es né le divine enfant " with " les anges dans nos campagnes" ( angels in our country side) at the end of the midnight mass , an other great Christmas carol …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5rIUMnXfx0

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Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

Wow. That’s old Robert Smith (of the Cure) with the cymbals backing Siouxsie. Cool.

Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

We all had to learn it in French classes at school (which for me would be well over half a century ago). It has also popped up recently on Mudcat, where Mudcatter friend Monique has done a phonetic version of all the verses to help with pronunciation.

Re: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

Annie Lennox has a good version too.

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