Thursday, December 1, 2016

Special Edition: Gaudium Mundo 2016

I am pleased to announce the tenth annual Gaudium Mundo, a month of holiday songs in Latin. The calendar of songs begins today, the Kalends of December, with Rudolphus, a Latin version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," along with the Latin hymns Puer Natus in Bethlehem and Beata Viscera, plus Laetissimam famam, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Wesołą nowinę."

Each song has its own page at the blog, and where possible I've included YouTube videos with music. For Rudolph, there is even a plain-chant version:

Isn't that marvelous?

If people have suggestions or additions, please let me know. The collection has grown tremendously over the years thanks to the help of so many people: thanks to you all!

And I have something new this year: an HTTPS version of the javascript widget which you can use to display the day's songs in your own blog or webpage. Now with an HTTPS version, it should also work in a secure LMS environment such as Canvas or D2L. Thanks so much to the OUCreate project at my school and Reclaim Hosting which has given me this access to HTTPS space. You can get a 200-pixel wide script or 400-pixel wide script; see the sidebar of this blog for the 200-pixel version, and the 400-pixel version is at the bottom of this post.