Quis novus hic oritur (Hans Leo Hassler)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-06-02). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 119 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Quis novus hic oritur
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
Number of voices: 8vv Voicings: SSSAATTB and SAATTTBB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1615 in Reliquae sacrorum concentuum, no. 40
Description: A setting of a text, used in Germany, appropriate for marriage in church. Hassler's slightly bizarre tailoring of the words (to include Venus and Cupid, rather than the more usual names of the wedding couple) adds to his customary blending of Catholic and Protestant tenets the mix-and-match "new-age" beliefs of Anglicanism at the beginning of the third millennium.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
Quis novus hic oritur sonitus?
What novel sound is this?