- (Posted 2016-06-25) CPDL #40156:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2016-06-25). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 69 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Hodie nobis de coelo
Composer: Jacob Regnart
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1575 in Sacrae aliquot cantiones 5-6 vv, no. 2
Description: For use on Christmas Day.
Original text and translations
Hodie nobis de coelo pax vera descendit:
Hodie per totum mundum melliflui facti sunt coeli.
Hodie in terra canunt angeli, dicentes:
Gloria in altissimis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Today, true peace came down to us from heaven:
Today, throughout the world, the heavens were made as honey.
Today the angels are singing in heaven, saying:
"Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace,
goodwill to all men".