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Puer natus est nobis, by Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 – 1553)

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"Puer natus est nobis" by Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 – 1553) is a joyous Christmas motet for three voices, preceded here by the first strain of the Gregorian chant on which the music is based. Morales' text differs from the source but is based upon Isaiah 9:6, which is Introit 7 Ad Tertiam Missam In Navitate Domini (the Introit for the 3rd Mass of Christmas Day).


Puer natus est
et filius datus est nobis:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
et in terra pax hominibus
bonae voluntatis, Alleluia.
Verbum caro factum est,
et habitavit in nobis.

A boy is born to us,
and a son is given:
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among men
good will, Alleluia.
Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us.


from Magnum Mysterium: Advent & Christmas music for lute & voice, released November 1, 2016
Donna Stewart, voice and Ron Andrico, lute. Arranged for solo voice and lute from the original part-music by Ron Andrico, Mignarda Editions.



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