Hodie

Poet/Lyricist: 

Vespers Antiphon for Christmas Day

The opening unison chant is first contrasted by vigorous rhythmic sections, then developed with masterful weaving of the vocal line. A must for outstanding treble choirs. - Santa Barbara Music Publishing web site.

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I had the great privilege of attending the 2011 Cantemus International Choral Festival in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. Festival Director Denes Szabo is renowned throughout Europe for his award winning girls choirs. I had the immense pleasure of observing him teach a conducting master class and of hearing the Cantemus Pro Musica Girls Choir perform "Hodie" several times during the festival. This piece had been a personal favorite of mine for years, but I had never heard it sung with such power and beauty. - Joan Szymko

Level: 

Advanced

Publisher: 

SBMP
Text

Hodie

Hodie Christus natus est

hodie Salvator apparuit:

hodie in terra canunt Angeli,

laetantur Archangeli:

hodie exsultant justi,dicentes:

Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja.

Translation: 

Today is Christ born;

today the Savior has appeared;

today the Angels sing,

the Archangels rejoice;

today the righteous rejoice, saying:

Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!

Video

HODIE, Joan Szymko - CANTEMUS CHILDREN'S CHOIR