Puer qui natus est (Hieronymus Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-01)  CPDL #57311:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-03-01).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1599 print. Original key and note values.

General Information

Title: Puer qui natus est
Composer: Hieronymus Praetorius

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAT.ATBB
Genre: SacredMotet for the feast of John the Baptist

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Cantiones sacrae de praecipuis festis totius anni, Hamburg, no. 23
    2nd published: 1621 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 2, no. 126
Description: The piece has an extremely large ambitus. The first soprano goes up to a’’, whereas the second bass goes down to low C.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Puer qui natus est, plus quam propheta est:
hic est de quo Salvator ait:
Inter natos mulierum
non surrexit major Johanne Baptista.
Hic praecursor dilectus et lucerna lucens ante Dominum.
Ipse enim est Johannes,
qui viam Domino praeparavit in eremo.