Hodie nobis de coelo (Jacob Regnart)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2016-06-25).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hodie nobis de coelo
Composer: Jacob Regnart
Lyricist: Anon

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Sacrae aliquot cantiones 5-6 vv, no. 2
Description: For use on Christmas Day.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hodie nobis de coelo pax vera descendit:
Hodie per totum mundum melliflui facti sunt coeli.
Noe, noe.

Hodie in terra canunt angeli, dicentes:
Gloria in altissimis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Noe, noe.

English.png English translation

Today, true peace came down to us from heaven:
Today, throughout the world, the heavens were made as honey.
Noel, noel.

Today the angels are singing in heaven, saying:
"Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace,
goodwill to all men".
Noel, noel.