Hic est dies præclarus (Bernardo Garugli)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-07-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch (high chiavette) for SATTB or transposed down a fourth for AATTB.

General Information

Title: Hic est dies præclarus
Composer: Bernardo Garugli
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or AATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1562 in Modulationum quinque vocum liber primus, no. 10

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hic est dies præclarus,
in quo salvator mundi apparuit,
quem prophetae prædixerunt;
angeli adoraverunt
cuius stellam magi videntes gavisi sunt
et munera ei obtulerunt.

English.png English translation

This is that renowned day,
on which the saviour of the world appeared,
as the prophets had foretold;
the angels worshipped him,
seeing whose star the wise men rejoiced,
and bore him gifts.

(trans. Timmi O'Danaos & Donna Ferrentes)