Natus est nobis hodie (Jean de Castro)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-03-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 143 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch for ST or transposed down a fourth for AB

General Information

Title: Natus est nobis hodie
Composer: Jean de Castro
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: ST or AB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Bicinia (Cologne: Grevenbruch), no. 14–15
Description: Setting of a (probably German) Christmas carol.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Natus est nobis hodie,
De pura virgine,
Rex Victoriæ,
Cui sol et omnia,
Luna et sydera,
Vernant per tempora.

Cognovit bos et asinus
Quod puer erat Dominus.
Benedicamus Domino
Qui regnat cum tripudio.

English.png English translation

Born to us this day,
Of a pure virgin,
Is that king of victories,
Through whom the sun, the moon,
The stars and everything,
Burgeon through the seasons.

Ox and ass acknowledged
That the Child was the Lord.
Let us praise the Lord that reigns,
In sacred dance.

(trans. Timmi O'Danaos * Donna Ferrentes)