Angelus ad pastores ait (Michael Praetorius)

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Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2009-11-26).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 164 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:score available in Finale 2004
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Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2009-01-21).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 271 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-11-13).   Score information: A4, 10 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scorch and PDF options available.

General Information

Title: Angelus ad pastores ait
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1607

Description: A Christmas setting from Musae Sioniae, 1607.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Angelus ad pastores ait:
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
quia natus est vobis hodie Salvator mundi.
Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The angel says to the shepherds:
I bring you tidings of great joy.
For unto you is born today the Saviour of the world.
Alleluia.