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Hodie Christus natus est

Classical/Choral music • 2000 • Lyricist: old sacred text • Alternative Title: Today Christ is Born - 3 part motet - Claudio Monteverdi

Hodie Christus natus est

Title by uploader: Hodie Christus natus est - Claudio Monteverdi 3 voice motet

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Seller Joan Yakkey
PDF, 181.1 Kb ID: SM-000292734 Upload date: 25 Jul 2017
Female choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor; Children’s choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor
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Trio, Choir
Type of score
Vocal score
F major
1 to 1 from 1
Joan Yakkey
Joan Yakkey
This is one of the many "Sacrae Cantiunculae" dedicated to the Christmas story. It can be performed by three soloists or 3 part chorus, SSA or SAT. It is a youthful work of Claudio Monteverdi, he was an adolescent student when he composed many Short Sacred motets for his teacher, Ingegneri. The scores of the 16th c. vocal music were mostly written with one flat, but they are modal. This score is based on the Dorian Mode, transported to G. I shall click on F major since it has one flat in the score, but it is actually in Dorian Mode.

This is the text from the book of Luke
Today Christ is born,
today the Savior has appeared.
Today, the Angels sing, the Archangels rejoice.
Today the righteous rejoice saying:
Glory to God in the highest. Halleluia.(Alleluia)
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