Erschienen ist der herrlich' Tag (Hugo Distler)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-30)  CPDL #46134:       
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 274 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English lyrics: Glorious the Day That Now Comes 'Round
  • (Posted 2017-08-30)  CPDL #46133:        { 

{Editor|Charles Pearson|2017-08-30}}Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 276 kB   Copyright: CPDL

Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Erschienen ist der herrlich' Tag
Composer: Hugo Distler
Lyricist: Nikolaus Herman

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1933 in Der Jahrkreis, no. 17
Description: Easter motet, 5 vv. strophic, with instrumental ritornello after and between verses. Independent parts. Choice of instruments ad lib., shown with 2 vns. and vla.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag.

English.png English translation

1. Glorious the day that now comes 'round
and our rejoicing knows no bound:
for Christ, our Lord, in triumph reigns,
all of His enemies in chains.

2. The ancient devils, sin and death
and hell and mis'ry, want and dread
has Christ defeated. Victory!
O’er death He triumphs gloriously!

3. Death now must own this great defeat,
and life, victorious, take his seat,
death is destroyed and all its pow'r;
Christ now has life returned to flow'r.

4. For sun, for earth, for creatures all,
gone are the woes that cast their pall,
this day rejoice and sing aloud.
The Prince of Earth now lies in shroud.

5. Now our great joy is justified,
and alleluia rightly cried,
Lord Jesus Christ, in praise to Thee.
Our Comforter, aris’n is He!