Angelus ad pastores ait (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • CPDL #19908: Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2009-08-05).   Score information: Unknown, 7 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: At original pitch for SATTB
  • CPDL #21919: Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2010-07-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third for ATTBarB

General Information

Title: Angelus ad pastores ait
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB or ATTBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1562


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Angelus ad pastores ait: annuntio vobis gaudium magnum,
quia natus est vobis hodie salvator mundi. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The angel said to the shepherds, 'I bring you tidings of great joy,
for the saviour of the world has been born to you today. Alleluia.'