Hodie nobis coelorum rex (Ludovico da Viadana)

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Title: Hodie nobis rex coelorum
Composer: Ludovico da Viadana
Lyrics: Anon

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet for Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Promptuarium musicum (part 1) 1611

Description: Christ-tide motet from Promptuarii musici (vol. 1), 1611.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hodie nobis coelorum rex, de virgine nasci dignatus est,
in quo clare videmus salutare nostrum.
Gaudeamus omnes in Christo redemptori nostro,
et gloriose simul jubilantes cantabimus:
"Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus verae fidei et bonae voluntatis,
Alleluia".

English.png English translation

Today the king of heaven is born unto us, worthy to be born of a virgin,
and in whom we may plainly see our salvation.
Let us all be glad in Christ our saviour,
and all sing together rejoicing:
"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to all men of true faith and good will.
Alleluia".