Haec est dies a 8 (Claudio Merulo)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-25)   CPDL #41575:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2016-10-25).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 521 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major third from G-dorian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Haec est dies a 8
Composer: Claudio Merulo
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Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAT.ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Corollarium cantionum sacrarum, no. 15
  2nd published: 1594 in Sacrarum concentuum Liber primus, no. 4
  3rd published: 1598 in Sacræ Symphoniæ, Caspar Hassler
  4th published: 1613 in Promptuarium musicum, Pars Tertia, no. 35

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Original text and translations

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Haec est dies quam fecit Dominus.
Hodie Dominus afflictionem populi sui respexit,
et redemptionem misit.
Hodie mortem quam femina intulit, femina fugavit.
Hodie Deus homo factus,
id quod fuit permansit,
et quod non erat assumpsit,
Ergo exordium nostrae redemptionis devote recolamus,
et exultemus dicentes:
Gloria tibi Domine.

Feast: Annuntiatio Mariae