Magi viderunt stellam (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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General Information

Title: Magi viderunt stellam
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STTB or SATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for Epiphany

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motecta I (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 6
  2nd published: 1585 in Motecta festorum (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 24

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Magi vide[runt] stellam,
[qui] dixerunt ad invicem:
'Hoc signum magni Regis est,
eamus et inquiramus eum,
et offeramus ei munera:
aurum, thus et myrrham.
Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The magi, [having seen] the star,
said, each in turn:
"This is the sign of a great king!
Let us go and look for him
and offer him gifts,
gold, frankincense and myrrh."

For the text as standardized in 1568, see Magi videntes stellam.