A lively interplay between choir voices and choir and organ utilizing the pentatonic scale. A festive anthem for Lessons & Carols or Christmas services.
Hodie Christus natus est,
Hodie salvator apparuit,
Hodie in terra canunt angeli,
Hodie exultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Today Christ is born,
Today the Savior appeared,
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.
-Antiphon to the Magnificat sung at Vespers on Christmas Day