Hodie Christus natus est (Christian Erbach)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-09-13).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition prepared from Florilegii musici Portensis, Leipzig, 1621 and offered at original pitch (high chiavette) for SATB.SATB or transposed down a fourth for the same forces.

General Information

Title: Hodie Christus natus est
Composer: Christian Erbach

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1621 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 2, no. 76
Description: Motet for Christmas Day.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hodie Christus natus est.
Hodie Christus de cælos descendit.
Hodie Christus in terra homo factus est.
Gaudete et exultate Domino omnis terra,
et in lætitia cantate populi.
Nam hodie verbum caro factum est
de Virgine Maria.

English.png English translation

Christ is born today.
Glorify him.
Christ came down from the heavens today.
Engage with him.
Christ is made man on earth today.
Rejoice and praise the Lord, all ye lands
and sing in joy all ye peoples.
For the word is made flesh
of the Virgin Mary today.

{{trans. Timmi O'Danaos & Donna Ferrentes)