Personent hodie (Gustav Holst)

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Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • CPDL #04268:      (version unknown)
Editor: Pablo Corbí Serna (submitted 2002-12-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 96 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: The score states that this edition should only be distributed in the USA. However, Holst's works are now out of copyright in the UK and possibly other European countries as well. Please refer to this page for more information.

General Information

Title: Personent hodie
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional) German, 1360

Arranger: Gustav Holst

Source of text: Piae Cantiones (1582)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: Latin
Instruments: Organ

Published: 1917

Description: Some may know this as the carol "Long ago prophets knew Christ would come, born a Jew"

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Original text and translations

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1.
Personent hodie voces puerulae, laudantes jucunde
Qui nobis est natus, summo Deo datus,
Et de virgineo ventre procreatus.

2.
In mundo nascitur, pannis involvitur praesepi ponitur
Stabulo brutorum, rector supernorum.
Perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.

3.
Magi tres venerunt, parvulum inquirunt, parvulum inquirunt,
Stellulam sequendo, ipsum adorando,
Aurum, thus, et myrrham ei offerendo.

4.
Omnes clericuli, pariter pueri, cantent ut angeli:
Advenisti mundo, laudes tibi fundo.
Ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.