I was quite moved by this: these doctors, working on the front lines of this pandemic, making music … and sending us messages along the way. I hope you enjoy it as well. They KNOW. They’ve SEEN. They continue to work hard and fight this awful virus. They risk their lives to save others. I am grateful.

I must thank oboist Andrea Plesnarski for bringing this to my attention!

In Dulci Jubilo (Praetorius) – Marianne beate Kielland

In dulci jubilo,
nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
leit in præsepio
und leuchtet als die Sonne
matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.

In sweet jubilation,
now sing and be joyous!
Our heart’s bliss
rests in a manger
and shines like the sun
in his mother’s lap.
You are the alpha and omega.

O Jesu parvule,
nach dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
o puer optime;
durch alle deine Güte,
o princeps gloriae,
trahe me post te.

O tiny Jesus,
my heart aches for Thee.
Console me in my heart and soul,
o best of boys;
through all your good,
o prince of glory,
draw me to you.

Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend mehr denn da,
da die Engel singen
nova cantica
und die Schellen klingen
in regis curia.
Eia, wärn wir da!

Where are joys?
Nowhere more than there
where angels sing
new songs
and the bells ring
in the courts of the King.
Oh, were we only there!

O pater caritas
o mater lenitas
wir waren gar verdorben
per nostra crimina:
So hast du uns erworben
coelorum gaudia.
Maria, hilf uns da!

Oh love of the Father
oh gentleness of the Mother
We were stained
by our crimes:
thus Thou hast for us acquired
the joys of heaven.
Maria, help us there!