Nativitas est hodie (Francesco Foggia)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-07)  CPDL #47241:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: AATB edition, with Alto parts in the treble clef.
  • (Posted 2013-01-08)  CPDL #28002:   
Editor: Marco Gemmani (submitted 2013-01-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This score is part of the collection kindly provided by Cantores Sancti Marci. Should you like to search for other scores not available on CPDL, please visit

General Information

Title: Nativitas est hodie
Composer: Francesco Foggia

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: AATT or AATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1645 in Concentus Ecclesiastici 2-5v, Romae, L. Grignani, RISM [F 1439

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Nativitas est hodie Sanctae Mariae Virginis,
cuius vita inclita cunctas illustrat Ecclesias.

English.png English translation

Today is the birthday of Saint Mary the Virgin,
whose beauteous way of life sheds lustre upon all the Churches.

Translation by James Gibb