Close. $ DIGITAL. Add to cart. Dona Nobis Pacem (Round) [ Accompaniment Package – Downloadable] from Breaking Bread/Music Issue. ×. Dona nobis pacem means “Give us peace” or “Grant us peace”. The phrase is sung as a round over and over again to form a song. Music: The origin of the music for the round DONA NOBIS PACEM is not known. In most collections it is simply labeled “traditional.” Estimates of.

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Dona Nobis Pacem round From: I don’t suppose Google will find much but I think I’ll have a look again. InEsther Nelson says it was composed by Palestrina in the 16th century.

Don’t know if I believe that, but maybe it’s a start. My guess is the author is “anonymous” – but it does sound German to me. Dona Nobis Pacem The melody of Dona Nobis Pacem, as performed for this concert, is sung as a “round,” the common name for a circle canon, or a canon in which each singer returns from the end of a melody to its beginning, then repeats it roundd libitum.

Dona Nobis Pacem – Classic History

The melody of a round consists of sections of equal length which are designed to make good harmony when sung together. This particular round is often attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who chose to be known by the name of his native town. Though rounds were popular in Palestrina’s day — the English round “Three Blind Mice” first appeared in print c.

On the word “nobis,” when first sung, is heard the melodic leap of a 7th, the distance of seven steps between two notes.

Dona Nobis Pacem (3-Part Round)

Such an interval, expressive though it might be, was considered dissonant or “disagreeable” in Palestrina’s time and would have been avoided by so conservative a composer. The connection still holds, however. May you be pleased with our singing! Dona Nobis Pacem round Related threads: A lovely, simple round Songs sung in rounds. Lets talk Rounds 26 Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose round 26 Singing ‘in the round’ ;- — any tips?


Yule Round 2 Help: Doing the rounds 5 Yule round need notation 2 masato sakurai. The Hymnal Companion vol. In most collections it is simply labeled “traditional. Its musical style, however, would seem to indicate an origin no earlier than the eighteenth or nineteenth century.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi Miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi Dona nobis pacem. Lamb of God, who take s away the sins of the world Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who take s away the sins of the world Grant us peace.

Scarecrow Press,p. Presumably, the Germans do not know its origin either; no info is given in Evangelisches Gesangbuchpacwm. Q Frank Staplin Date: I have a number of 16thth century masses on cd and several have very complicated nobia of the last phrase of the Agnus Dei, Dona nobis pacem, with the voices cascading all over the place, that would drive modern choir singers, used to the simpler arrangements of the baroque composers, to find other occupation.

Pope Marcellus complained that the singing was not understandable to the worshipers and that highly trained thus expensive singers were necessary. Religious choral music became simpler as a result of his recommendations.

None of the masses I have, however, turn Dona nobis pacem into a canon, or round, and I wonder if any of the 16thth c. A couple of websites indicate that Bach made quite a production of the final Dona nobis pacem in his Mass in B Minor, but if he made the round, I think that would be common knowledge. It was quite common a little later for a given tune or chant to be sung in canon, thus creating harmony from plainsong.

I have never seen anything to identify a ruond for this particular Dona Nobis Pacem, nor a date. However, to my ear it does not sound at all like the work of Palestrina. I am now quite curious to find out if anyone knows the origin or date. The tune nobls the canon is the tenor part of one arrangement that I found. Was it fitted to a pre-existing piece of music? No reason to assume that the tune currently used was composed with the canon.


Do the big publishers, of which Hal Leonard must be a giant, take reasonable care to search out authorship? Methinks it would be a great job for a researcher. Or do they just rehash previous wisdom, however inaccurate, and claim copyright? For what it’s worth, DNP is a pretty good tune for string players to learn ensemble playing without playing vona same part, and for fingerstyle guitarists to play to give the thumb and fingers very different jobs.

As someone once said, rund little knowledge only contributes to ignorance. The four voices, with countertenor and soprano voices embellishing the roumd, are a little difficult to understand, hence my uncertainty. Josquin lived from c. The Tallis Scholars, Gimell One year all of the language classes were asked to nbis songs for a school occasion in the languages we were studying. The Latin class sang a couple of Christmas carols, the theme from Exodus translated into Latin – mea terra, deus mihi dedit etc, or something like thatand Dona Nobis Pacem, which I loved immediately and have loved ever since.

I think the melody is simple yet beautiful, sung as a melody and not as a canon, but I like the canon too.

Round: Dona Nobis Pacem

Maybe someone later had the bright idea to sing it as a canon, rather than it being originally composed as a canon. It’s called Song of Peace. Strid in If I could have one wish come true, It would be peace for me and you. Peace in our hearts and peace of mind; Peace now and ever for all ronud So may our voices never cease So may we sing our songs of peace Click to play. We just want to sing our songs in peace with perfect harmony and forever more may we ing forever with all of peace and holly sins.