Saturday, December 21, 2013

Musical Advent Calendar 2013 - Day 21

Saturday, December 21

Hodie Christus Natus Est
Text is the antiphon to the Magnificat (c. 16th century?)
Music by Francis Poulenc (1952)

Performed by the Robert Shaw Festival Singers

(Translation below video)

Hodie Christus natus est

Hodie Salvator apparuit
Hodie in terra canunt Angeli

laetantur Archangeli

Hodie exsultant justi, dicentes

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Today Christ is born

Today the Savior appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest


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