- CPDL #15850:
- Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2008-01-27). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 164 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed via dictation from ECM (1995) recording. Key signature, time signature, and staff notation modernized. Time signature kept constant. Dynamics and other interpretation left unmarked except in a single case (see music notation file for details). Original Latin underlay. Translation available upon request. Since this is a dictation edition, errors are not only possible but altogether likely. Please contact the editor directly to report any possible errors or disparities.
- Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2008-01-29). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 204 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Come Together - Yet So Vast the Light is an English translation of Congaudemus Pariter - En Lux Immensa from the Codex Speciálník. Rhyme scheme of original Latin kept to insofar as possible.
Title: Congaudemus Pariter - En Lux Immensa (Come Together - Yet So Vast the Light)
Number of voices: 2vv Voicing: TB, polyphonic polytext
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1450 in Codex Speciálník, no. 2
Original texts and translations
Congaudemus pariter nam florum flos hilariter
aridet et suaviter cordi tripulo.
Infantulo iacenti in cunabulo
uni trino domino sempiterni herulo
canimus in gaudio. Marie filio
nam nulla gens excipitur cunctis sed precipitur
deum et laudemus en puer amabilis
est et ineffabilis cui ymnisemus.
En lux immensa ve protensa illa die claruit.
Dum venerit bos
et asini rudit os nato,
generato matris in gremio.
Sic perit lex
dum venit rex
et gaudens exit grex
abit voce angelica
in excelsis gloria
omnis canat christicola
Come together, let us praise the flower of flowers,
so pure and chaste, and radiant with abounding grace for us today.
We praise today the infant who in the manger lay;
To the holy Trinity; and to the Holy Ghost singeth
all the heavenly host.
Now, by the grace of Mary's son, our voices are raised as one,
to glorify and praise Him! Behold, the child ineffable,
his splendor inexpressible, whom we glorify in praise.
Yet so vast the light that cast upon the earth that glorious day.
The ox and the bull,
they bray to the holy Child.
Worshipping, they praise the holy child, praise and extol.
Thus sword and spear
when Jesus here appears.
The flock exits singing:
'Glory in the highest!'
Let every Christian sing in praise,
and sweetly symphonize.
Note: These translations were executed for the purpose of fitting to the existing musical structure. They are not intended as "pure" or literal translations.