In dulci jubilo ("In sweet rejoicing") is a traditional
Christmas carol. In its original setting, the carol is
a macaronic text of German and Latin dating from the
Middle Ages. Subsequent translations into English, such
as J.M. Neale's arrangement "Good Christian Men,
Rejoice" have increased its popularity, and Robert
Pearsall's 1837 macaronic translation is a mainstay of
the Christmas Nine Lessons and Carols repertoire. J.S.
Bach's chorale prelude based on the tune (BWV 729) is
also a traditional postlude for Christmas services.
Although originally composed for Choir, i created this
arrangement for the English Handbells.