Hail Thee, Festival Day GAB 196

I’m wading through OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book (c2005) and have arrived at a song with a text translated from a sixth century Latin text by Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, who sounds like a spell from Harry Potter. It is set to a tune called SLAVE FESTA DIES by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Hymnary have the text and public domain sheet music. There is a text for Easter, Ascension and Pentecost.

OCP’s version can be purchased here.

Whether I should be allowed to unleash BIAB on Vaughn Williams is an interesting point, but here it is:

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I almost wish we had a pipe organ:

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