‘Gaudeamus Igitur’ 3/4 retreat march (downloadable PDF)


Gaudeamus Igitur (“So Let Us Rejoice”), arranged as a 3/4 retreat march, appropriate for graduation and commencement ceremonies.  Harmony part included. Please see the below description for more information and an audio sample.


Gaudeamus Igitur (“So Let Us Rejoice”) is a light-hearted hymn often sung at graduation and commencement ceremonies around the world. This arrangement turns the ode into a 3/4 march, perfect for processionals or recessionals of new graduates.  It also pairs well with other 3/4 retreat marches, including ‘Freedom Come-All-Ye’, a familiar tune which also enjoys an appropriate title for commencement ceremonies.  A harmony part is included in this arrangement for additional pipers (chord symbols and lyrics are not, however).

An audio sample, featuring Border pipes (A-chanter):

The original hymn:


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