Hodie Christus natus est a 4 (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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CPDL has two different settings of Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. For the setting for 8 voices, SSAATTBB, click here.

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  • (Posted 2017-05-20)   CPDL #44621:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-05-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #06635:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer files available.
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2004-02-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: TTBB version, listed alphabetically in "Christmas" section. Transposed an octave lower, G-g'
  • CPDL #06260:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2003-12-29).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: voci pari version, down a fifth for SATB C-c

General Information

Title: Hodie Christus natus est a 4
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB or TTBB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon for Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Total compass is 2 octaves, just manageble by mixed chorus. The source is a ms. in the Vatican; Haberl seems to consider it an autograph copy of the composer.

External websites: IMSLP

Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hodie Christus natus est.