Ibant magi (Scott Villard)

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Editor: Scott Villard (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 667 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ibant Magi
Composer: Scott Villard
Lyricist: Coelius Sedulius

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAA
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2011

Description: The fifth piece in a set of Five Magi Antiphons. Example recording by Matthew Curtis of ChoralTracks.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ibant magi, quam viderant,
Stellam sequentes praeviam:
Lumen requirunt lumine,
Deum fatentur munere.
Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The Magi went,
Following the star that they saw
They sought the light by the light
and with their gifts put their faith in God.
Alleluia