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Hodie Christus natus est

Cantiones Sacrae, 1619, No 13
author of text
Magnificat Antiphon at Vespers for the Nativity

This sparkling and joyous motet first appeared in 1619 as one of 37 Cantiones Sacrae by Sweelinck, published in Antwerp, all five-voiced and with Latin texts. A delightful feature is the appearance of bell-like figures to the word ‘noe’, replacing some of the customary alleluias.

from notes by John Rutter © 2003


The King's Singers Christmas Presence
SIGCD497Download only 3 November 2017 Release
Sweelinck: Cantiones Sacrae, Vol. 1
CDA67103Archive Service
The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
CSCD512Download only


Track 5 on SIGCD497 [3'39] Download only 3 November 2017 Release
Track 13 on CDA67103 [3'09] Archive Service
Track 15 on CSCD512 [2'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA67103 track 13

Recording date
18 March 1998
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Morten Winding
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sweelinck: Cantiones Sacrae, Vol. 1 (CDA67103)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: April 1999
    Deletion date: August 2005
    Archive Service
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