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'Joyeux Noel' carol - mistake

GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 15 Jun 07 - 06:58 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Jun 07 - 07:37 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Jun 07 - 08:00 PM
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Subject: 'Joyeux Noel' carol - mistake
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 06:58 PM

Has anyone besides me noticed [with annoyance] that in the film "Joyeux Noel" [English title "Merry Christmas", maybe], the opera singer on the German side sings "Adeste Fideles" very nicely BUT says [and repeats] "Venite adoramus" - not "adoremus"???
I can't think how that got through. The original music btw includes a supposedly Scottish song about home, the tune of which [the composer was proud of it] doesn't sound too Scottish to me.


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Subject: RE: 'Joyeux Noel' carol - mistake
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 07:37 PM

Venite, adoramus, Dominum!

Adeste, fideles
laeti triumphantes,
venite, venite in Bethlehem!
Natum videte,
Regem angelorum.
Venite, adoremus!
Venite, adoremus!
Venite, adoramus Dominum!
Venite, adoramus Dominum!

I have put the entire first verse above to make the change to the last two lines more visible.

If the singer was German, you probably also noticed that the 'th' in Bethlehem was pronounced Bet- and the 'ph' in triumphantes came out pan-


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Subject: RE: 'Joyeux Noel' carol - mistake
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:00 PM

Perhaps these comments should be added to thread 29443:
Adeste fideles


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