Novum sidus emicuit (Heinrich Finck)

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  • (Posted 2010-09-07)  CPDL #22275:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-09-07).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Das Chorwerk 9, ed. Rudolf Gerber, Berlin, 1931. Notation here is a major third higher than original. To ease SATB performance we have exchanged alto and tenor from the last quarter of bar 28 through bar 30. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Novum sidus emicuit
Composer: Heinrich Finck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredLiturgical music

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Sacrorum hymnorum liber primus (Georg Rhau), no. 107
    2nd published: 1930 in Das Chorwerk, no. 9.6
Description: Hymn for St. Elisabeth, mother of John the Baptist.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Novum sidus emicuit,
Error vetus conticuit:
Novo splendore rutilans,
Plebs novas laudes jubilat.

English.png English translation

A new star has emerged,
An old error has fallen silent:
Shining with a new splendour,
A people shouts new praises.