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An expansive Christ-tide setting in the Venetian style from Reliquae sacrorum concentuum, Nuremburg, 1615. At original pitch; the bottom part is occasionally very low, but the wide range of the parts precludes transposition of the entire piece.

Lyrics: Latin Antiphon

Hodie Christus natus est: hodie Salvator apparuit: hodie in terra canunt angeli, laetantur archangeli: Hodie exultant justi, dicentes: Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax, hominibus bonae voluntatis. Alleluia.

Christ is born today: today the saviour appeared: The angels sing on earth today, archangels rejoice. Today the righteous rejoice, saying: "Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill to all men. Alleluia".

Christoph Buel
(1574 - 1631)

Buel : Hodie Christus natus est : illustration


Hodie Christus natus est

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