In nativitatem Domini H 314 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

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  • (Posted 2010-07-07)  CPDL #21925:          (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-07-07).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile.

General Information

Title: In nativitatem Domini, H 314 "Quem vidistis pastores"
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Mixed ensemble: 2 recorders, 2 violins & basso continuo

First published:
Description: Composed in 1671.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quem vidistis pastores dicite:
annuntiate pro nobis in terris quis apparuit.

Natum vidimus,
et choros Angelorum collaudantes eum.

Notum fecit Dominus salutare suum,
revelavit in terra justitiam suam.

Psallite Domino in cithara et voce psalmi;
in tubis ductilibus, et voce tubæ corneæ.

Flumina plaudant manu,
montes exultent a conspectu ejus
quoniam venit salvare terram.