Hodie Christus Natus Est

from Vidimus Stellam

Voicing: SATB Chorus (divisi) and Brass Quintet or Organ
Duration: 3 Minutes
Text: Latin
Year: 2012

Commissioned by: The Choral Art Society
Premiered by: The Choral Art Society, Portland, ME, Robert Russell, director, December 1, 2012

Commission Partners: Georgetown University Concert Choir, Frederick Binkholder, director; Manchester Choral Society, Dan Perkins, director; National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien, director

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer Music Company #8816 (Choral Score), #8816A (Full Score), #8816B (Brass Parts)

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TEXT
Hodie Christus natus est; hodie Salvator apparuit;
hodie in terra canunt Angeli, laetantur Archangeli;
hodie exsultant justi, dicentes: Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluia.

Today Christ is born, today the Savior has appeared,
today the Angels sing on earth, the Archangels rejoice:
today the righteous rejoice, saying: “Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!”