In Gaudete the second verse
Unde lux est orta
is a reference to Ezekiel 44:1-4. Everybody likely to listen to Christmas carols in Latin probably already knew this, but it was new to me.
Continuing the French theme, here’s Noël Nouvelet sung by Lorenna McKennitt.
Finally one in English: Shepherds Arise, by the Richard Huish College Folk Quire.
Palestrina’s Missa Assumpta est Maria in caelum, from the late sixteenth century:
Here are Charles Wesley’s lyrics for Come, O thou Traveler unknown.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
Imagine the uses:
- Special effects
- Psychological warfare
- Individual psychological manipulation
You could know it was a fake, and the visual image would still have its effect.