Puer natus est nobis (Robert Hugill)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-30)  CPDL #32815:   
Editor: Robert Hugill (submitted 2014-08-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
Edition notes: Original Composition by Robert Hugill

General Information

Title: Puer natus est nobis
Composer: Robert Hugill
Source of text: Psalm 98 (Latin Vulgate Psalm 97), Isaiah 9

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet : Introit for Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2003
Description: A setting of verses from Isaiah 9 and Psalm 97 which form the Introit for Christmastide, the Nativity of Our Lord, Third Mass during the Day. The work was premiered in 2009 by Alistair Dixon and the Chapelle du Roi, at St. John's Smith Square in London.

The motet is set for four part unaccompanied choir (SATB) and is part of Robert Hugill's sequence of motets Tempus per Annum setting the Latin introits for all the Sundays in the church's year and for major feasts.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Puer natus est nobis et filius datus est nobis: cuius imperium super humerium eius:
et vocabitur nomen eius magni consilii Angelus.
Cantate Domino canticum novum quia mirabilia fecit.

English.png English translation

A child is born to us and a Song is given to us:
Whose government is upon His shoulder:
and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel

Sing ye to the Lord a new song for he has done wonderful things.