Hey Sir Donkey Hey

A modern arrangement of the mediaeval carol ‘Orientis partibus’ for SATB and organ.

This is an arrangement of the mediaeval Song of the Ass, Orientus Partibus, traditionally sung on the eve of the Feast of the Circumcision, that is, New Year's Eve.

For more information on the original carol, see for example

This arrangement evokes the ancient character of the carol but gives it a modern twist. The words are my own metrical translation (somewhat loose) of the original Latin into English.

Summary information


Version 1.0

Initial release:

MP3 rendering of the MIDI preview.

Source code

This piece was written using Lilypond. The source code for it is available from my GitLab repository. To compile it yourself, you will also need my house style files.