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Cantiones sacrae

Word count: 29

Song Cycle by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)

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?. Hodie Christus natus est [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: Latin

Translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE GER

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Vandaag is Christus geboren", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Aujourd'hui le Christ est né", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Heute ist Christus geboren", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Hodie Christus natus est
[Hodie]1 Salvator apparuit,
Hodie in terra canunt angeli,
Laetantur archangeli,
Hodie exultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
[Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.]1


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Note: in the Gabrieli version, "alleluia" is added at the end of lines 1,2,4, and 7; in the Sweelinck version, "alleluia" is added at the end of line 2, and "Noe!" is added at the end of lines 1 and 4.
1 Monteverdi: "Alleluia" ; omitted by Sweelinck.

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