Haec dies - Alleluia Pascha nostrum (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2002-10-01)  CPDL #04040:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-10-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 121 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: Haec Dies - Alleluia Pascha nostrum
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: AATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 21

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Haec dies.

Latin.png Latin text

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea.
Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus, alleluia.
Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus.

English.png English translation

This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Give praise unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ our Pasch is immolated.