Gaudeamus igitur

SM-000086921
Composer
Unknown (works before 1850)
Arranger
BOUROFF
Publisher
BOUROFF
Genre
Classical / Arrangement
Instrumentation
Acoustic guitar, Classical guitar
Key
E major
Duration
0'50"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2012

Description
"De Brevitate Vitae" ("On the Shortness of Life"), more commonly known as "Gaudeamus Igitur" ("So Let Us Rejoice") or just "Gaudeamus", is a popular academic commercium song in many European countries, mainly sung or performed at university graduation ceremonies. Despite its use as a formal graduation hymn, it is a jocular, light-hearted composition that pokes fun at university life. The song dates to the early 18th century, based on a Latin manuscript from 1287. It is in the tradition of carpe diem ("seize the day") with its exhortations to enjoy life.
It was known as a beer-drinking song in many ancient universities and is the official song of many schools, colleges, universities, institutions, and student societies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaudeamus_igitur

Upload date: 06 Feb 2012
Total downloads: 208

 

Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
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