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Vier Motetten für die Weihnachtszeit

Word count: 113

Song Cycle by Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)

Original language: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël

1. O großes Mysterium

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

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  • Translation from Latin to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2015 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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O großes Mysterium
und staunenswertes Geheimnis,
dass Tiere den neugeborenen Herrn
in der Krippe liegend sahen.
Gesegnete Jungfrau, deren Leib es verdient hat,
Christus, den Herrn, zu tragen.


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2. Was habt ihr gesehen, Hirten?

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

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Was habt ihr gesehen, Hirten? Sprecht
und verkündigt uns,
wer auf Erden erschienen ist.
Wir haben einen Neugeborenen gesehen
und einen Engelchor, der den Herren lobte.
Sagt, was ihr gesehen habt
und verkündigt Christi Geburt.


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3. Als sie den Stern erblickten

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

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Als sie den Stern erblickten,
waren die Weisen hoch erfreut.
Sie traten ein
und brachten dem Herrn Gold,
Weihrauch und Myrrhe dar.


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4. Heute ist Christus geboren

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

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  • a text in Latin by Bible or other Sacred Texts , a medieval paraphrase of Luke 2:11, 13-14 and Psalm 33:1 DUT ENG FIN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Caterina Assandra, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Francis Poulenc, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Go to the text.

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Heute ist Christus geboren,
heute ist der Heiland erschienen,
heute singen die Engel auf Erden,
Erzengel frohlocken,
heute jubeln die Gerechten:
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, Halleluja.


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