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ROM-9703 Pat-a-pan
Catalogue #:ROM-9703
Duration:2' 00"
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Composer Pat-a-pan
Rebecca Oswald


TTBB a cappella

Hailing from Dijon, France, poet and composer Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) wrote a set of Christmas carols in his local Burgundian dialect. Noei Borguignon de Gui Barôzai (Gui Barôzai being de La Monnoye’s pseudonym) includes the familiar Christmas carol now known as Pat-a-pan. Originally titled “Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin”, today this carol is the best known of de La Monnoye’s works. The English text in this arrangement is my own translation of his Burgundian lyrics.


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