Christe, du bist der helle Tag (Christe qui lux es et dies) (Christoph Dalitz)

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In original German, "Christe, du bist der helle Tag"

  • (Posted 2014-08-09)  CPDL #32645:     
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2014-08-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition contains the original German text by Erasmus Alber.

In Latin, "Christe, qui lux es et dies"

  • (Posted 2020-04-24)  CPDL #58148:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2020-04-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Edition with the text of the Latin evening hymn underlaid, on which Erasmus Alber had based his text.

In English, "O Christ, who art the Light and Day"

  • (Posted 2021-05-17)  CPDL #64433:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2021-05-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: Edition with an English text underlay by William J. Copeland from 1867.

General Information

Title: Christe, du bist der helle Tag (Christe qui lux es et dies)
Composer: Christoph Dalitz
Lyricist: Erasmus Albercreate page

Number of voices: 3,2vv   Voicings: SAB (stanzas 1,3,5,7) and SA (stanzas 2,4,6)
Genre: SacredHymn

Languages: German, Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2014
Description: Erasmus Alber's translation of the evening hymn "Christe qui lux es et dies" is usually not sung to the medieval chant melody, but to a more recent melody from the 16th century. This arrangement with two alternatim settings (for SAB and SA) is based on the latter melody.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Christe qui lux es et dies.