Hodie Christus natus est (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-04)  CPDL #59059:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2017-07-01)  CPDL #45253:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Barring varied to suit various changes of rhythm.
  • (Posted 2012-11-23)  CPDL #27642:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2012-11-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1610 reprint. Mensural notation, original note values and pitch, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized.
  • (Posted 2002-11-23)  CPDL #04220:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-11-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 119 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: Hodie Christus natus est
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 6

Description: Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers of the Nativity (Christmas Day).

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hodie Christus natus est.