Ante Luciferum (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-04)  CPDL #44370:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-05-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #1394, with minor corrections to the underlay.
  • (Posted 2000-09-23)  CPDL #01394:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-09-23).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ante Luciferum
Composer: Jacob Handl

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 56

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ante luciferum genitus
et ante saecula Dominus,
Salvator noster
hodie mundo apparuit.

English.png English translation

Born before the day star
and before the ages,
the Lord our Savior
has appeared this day to the world.

French.png French translation

Engendré avant l'aurore
et avant les siècles,
le Seigneur, notre Sauveur
est apparu aujourd'hui au monde.