Grates nunc omnes (Blasius Ammon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-04-19).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Grates nunc omnes
Composer: Blasius Ammon
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for Midnight Mass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Sacrae cantiones quatuor quinque et sex vocum, no. 1
Description: A motet for use at Christmas Midnight Mass from Sacrae cantiones, Muenchen, 1590.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Grates nunc omnes reddamus Domino Deo
qui sua nativitate liberavit nos de diabolica potestate.
Huic oportet ut canamus cum angelis semper gloria in excelsis.

English.png English translation

Now let us all give thanks to the Lord God,
Who, by his birth, freed us from the power of the devil.
We should sing with the angels forever: "Glory be to God on high".