Haec dies - Alleluia Pascha nostrum (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2002-10-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 111 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: revised Sept. 2006 (critical edition)

General Information

Title: Haec Dies - Alleluia Pascha nostrum
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SSATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Gradualia II (1607), no. 21


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea.
Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus, alleluia.
Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus.

English.png English translation

This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Give praise unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ our Pasch is immolated.