Sheet Music: Noël des ausels

TitleNoël des ausels
Alternate titlesWhence Comes This Rush of Wings?
Carol of the Birds
Nouèl des ausèls
Bas-Quercy
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyG minor
RangeD4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-12-22
Last updated2021-12-22
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Categories
Christmas carols, Hymn tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 22 December 2021

Tune of the Day: Noël des ausels

Traditional Christmas carol, arranged for three flutes

Not much is known about this old “Carol of the Birds”. Some hymnals refer to the tune as “Bas-Quercy”, which is the name of a small region in the southwest of France where it may have originated. In the English-speaking world, the melody is usually associated with the lyrics “Whence Comes This Rush of Wings?”.

Many thanks to Mark for contributing this arrangement for three flutes!