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Bardic Arts

In Praise of Gabriel

July, 2011 (A.S. XLVI)
Performed at West/An Tir War

Golden son of Adiantum
Chivalry and honor’s anthem
Battle born, before your king come

Gaudeamus
Laudes sibi debitas referamus

Worthy of great recognition
Twice the royal silver griffon
Borne aloft through deed’s volition
Marked by virtue and ambition

Gaudeamus
Laudes sibi debitas referamus

Rose of roses, bear and lion
Artist bold and grail’s own scion
Belt of red to white shall lighten

Gaudeamus
Laudes sibi debitas referamus

Bear the buffet and feel no pain
Swear your oath and take the gold chain
Grace and virtue swear to maintain
Worthy always of this refrain

Gaudeamus
Laudes sibi debitas referamus


"Written for the knighting of Sir Gabriel Luveday of An Tir.  It is to the tune of a processional from Ludus Danielis, or 'The Play of Daniel',  a 13th century play that Maestra Vittoria [Aureli] turned me on to. Note: the chorus translates basically to 'Let us rejoice and offer him the praises he deserves', and is from the original text. Performed W/AT War 2011." -- Syele von der Rosen


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