Tres veniunt reges (Christian Hollander)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-12-03).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Tres veniunt reges
Composer: Christian Hollander

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Novi thesauri musici (Pietro Giovannelli), Liber 1, no. 18
Description: A motet for Epiphany.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Tres veniunt reges parva ad praesepia Christi.
Aurum, thus myrrham mistica dona ferunt.
Salve parve puer rex regum maxime,
salve namque hodie per te gentibus orta salus.

English.png English translation

Three kings come to Christ's small crib.
They bear wondrous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Welcome, small boy, greatest king of kings,
welcome, for through you today salvation is arisen amongst the peoples.