O Regem caeli - Natus est nobis (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-15)  CPDL #42308:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Tomás Luis de Victoria Research Center (submitted 2016-12-15).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 434 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Nueva Edición Victoria

Original key (SSAT or SSAA)

  • (Posted 2004-10-19)  CPDL #08170:  Network.png PDF, PS, MIDI & LilyPond files
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-10-19).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Voiced as SSAT. Listed alphabetically under 'Motetes'. Full score and individual parts available as midi files.
  • (Posted 2000-09-09)  CPDL #01346:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-09-09).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 194 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Voiced as SSAA, but identical to version below.
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Transposed down an octave (TTBB)

  • (Posted 2000-09-09)  CPDL #01347:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-09-09).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 191 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Transposed down a major 2nd (SSAT)

O Regem caeli
  • (Posted 2017-05-24)  CPDL #44683:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-05-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #1346, with corrections. Scored for SSAT.
Natus est nobis
  • (Posted 2017-05-24)  CPDL #44684:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-05-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #1346, with corrections. Scored for SSAT.

General Information

Title: O Regem caeli - Natus est nobis
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAT, SSAA or TTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motecta I (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 13

Description: Two part motet for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord

Prima pars: O Regem caeli
Secunda pars: Natus est nobis

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

PRIMA PARS
O Regem caeli, cui talia famulantur obsequia!
Stabulo proponitur qui continet mundum:
Iacet in praesepio, et in caelis regnat. Alleluia.
Natus est nobis hodie Salvator,
qui est Christus Dominus, in civitate David:
Iacet in prasepio, et in caelis regnat. Alleluia


SECUNDA PARS
Natus est nobis hodie,
hodie salvator
qui est Christus Dominus,
Dominus, in civitate David,
in civitate David, David:
Iacet in praesepio,
in praesepio,
Iacet in praesepio,
et in caelis regnat,
et in caelis regnat.
Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia.
 

English.png English translation

PRIMA PARS
O King of heaven, served with such obedience!
He is laid in the stable who holds the world:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.
Today is born a saviour.
who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.

SECUNDA PARS
A savior is born unto us today,
Who is Christ the Lord,
in the City of David.
He lies in manger,
and reigns in the heavens.
Alleluia.