Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Representative Text

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #88

Text Information

First Line: Gloria, in excelsis Deo, Gloria in excelsis Deo
Title: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Language: Latin
Copyright: Public Domain


[Gloria, in excelsis Deo] (Chorus)

GLORIA (French)

GLORIA is the French noel tune traditionally associated with this text. The popularity of this carol stems from its refrain–all those cascading phrases in which human beings imitate the angels' chorus. Try using the refrain by itself as a short choral introit during the Christmas season, perhaps w…

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #88


Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #266

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