Nova! Nova! (Luc Jakobs)

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  • CPDL #09423:   
Editor: Luc Jakobs (submitted 2005-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Personal. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.

General Information

Title: Nova! Nova!
Composer: Luc Jakobs

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymnCarol

Languages: English, Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2004

Description: Piece for Advent, Christmas.

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Original text and translations

English.png English and Latin.png Latin text

Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva
Gabriel of high degree,
He came down from the Trinity
From Nazareth to Galilee,

I met a maiden in a place;
He kneeled down before her face;
He said: "Hail, Mary, full of grace!"
Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva

When the maid heart tell of this,
She was sore abashed, ywis,
And weemed that she had done a miss.

Then said the angel: "Dread not thou,
Be conceived with great virtue
Whose name shall be called Jesu."
Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva

It is not yet six months agone,
Since Elizabeth conceived John
As it was prophesied beforn.
Nova! Nova!

Then said the maid: Verily,
I am your servant truly,
Ecce ancilla Domini.
Nova! Nova!
Ave fit ex Eva! Nova!