Dona Nobis Children’s Choir

Mistress Afie asked if I would assist in getting music together for Birka, in partnership with Mistress Linette.

Well, it’s the Reign of Peace, and what’s better than a bunch of people singing for a processional?

This piece, Dona Nobis Pacem, is sometimes attributed to Italian composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who died in 1594.

Below is a video of some lovely, normal people singing it in a round. This is more or less what it usually sounds like.

To help you learn the piece, Mistress Linette has created and provided these handy files to see and hear!

Dona Nobis Pacem single line in mp3 format. (To download, right click and “save as.)

Dona Nobis Pacem in round in mp3 format. (To download, right click and “save as.)

Dona Nobis Pacem Birka sheet music in pdf. Just click to open.


You are welcome to learn just the first line, and repeat it over and over – a task excellent for little littles perhaps – or you may learn the whole three-line phrase. =) (Trying to make it easy on everyone.)  Since it all fits together anyway, I promise that it will work! =)

We will meet to rehearse this piece at Birka 30 minutes before Court. We shall meet where the youth fighting took place during the day – in the large room “behind” the ballroom (pass the ballroom, go up the stairs, into the big room.)

Thank you all so much!!

– Aneleda

(I will be posting some other songs we adults and teens might do as well.)