Puer natus in Bethlehem (David Drexler)

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  • (Posted 2005-12-12)  CPDL #10416:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: David Drexler (submitted 2005-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 387 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Free for religious uses.

General Information

Title: Puer Natus in Bethlehem
Composer: David Drexler

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: Latin
Instruments: organ and handbells

First published: 2002

Description: A simple setting of the Christmas text meant to evoke a mood of calm and mystery. The melody used is the 14th century German Benedictine processional, not the better-known descant from the Piae Cantiones. Verses of traditional are swapped around in this edition.

External websites:

Composer's website:

http://www.drexlermusic.com/music/puernatus.php

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

1.
Puer natus in Bethlehem, alleluja,
unde gaudet Jerusalem, alleluja, alleluja.
In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico.

2.
Hic jacet in praesepio, alleluia.
Qui regnat sine termino, alleluia, alleluia!
In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico

3.
Reges de Saba veniunt, alleluia.
Aurum, thus, myrrham offerunt, alleluia, alleluia!
In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico.

4.
In hoc natali gaudio, alleluia.
Benedicamus Domino, allelia, alleluia!
In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico.

5.
Laudetur sancta Trinitas, alleluia.
Deo dicamus gratias, alleluia, alleluia!
In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico.

Original text and translations may be found at Puer natus in Bethlehem.