GAUDEAMUS IGITUR! (Let Us Rejoice, Lat.)

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As I was waking up this morning, I heard the sounds of a song I had not heard in decades. I recognized it as a graduation song we used to sing at commencement ceremonies and parties. In Latin, of course. I had forgotten the words but the music was still there.

I was about to record the Gaudeamus Igitur (Let Us Rejoice, Lat.) this morning as part of my congratulations message to Victoria, Elizabeth’s granddaughter who graduated from college today, as I did on this day 47 years ago. But I just found out that someone has already done it. So I won’t have to. It would be hard to beat four mini Tubas playing together. 🙂

So here’s the Youtube link for you all… with both the Latin and English lyrics. The song is just a minute and a half long. So anybody can learn it…

Here’s also a choral version of the song sung by the choir of Seville Medical School in Spain…

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Well, I couldn’t help it.  I was about to go out and do some work in the gulch, part of my “farmer’s yoga,” when something drew me like a magnet to the Clavinova. And in less than five minutes, this recording of Gaudeamus Igitur was a result. It is a combination of choral and orchestral sounds in D-major.

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