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Hodie Christus natus est

1993; mixed voices unaccompanied
author of text
abbreviated Magnificat Antiphon for Second Vespers, Christmas Day

Hodie Christus natus est is a simple joyful paean for Christmas Day. The resourceful use of a single line of music for both tenors and basses was born out of necessity when writing for Dubra’s own church choir. There is a hint of the neo-Baroque here in this modal dance in triple time.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2009

Hodie Christus natus est est un simple cantique joyeux pour le jour de Noël. L’utilisation ingénieuse d’une seule ligne musicale pour les ténors comme pour les basses lui a été imposée par nécessité lorsqu’il écrivait pour son propre chœur d’église. Il y a une touche de néobaroque dans cette danse modale à trois temps.

extrait des notes rédigées par Rupert Gough © 2009
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Hodie Christus natus est ist ein schlichter, freudiger Lobgesang für den Weihnachtstag. Der erfinderische Gebrauch einer einzelnen Musiklinie für Tenöre und Bässe entstand aus Notwendigkeit, da er für seinen eigenen Kirchenchor schrieb. In diesem modalen Tanz im Dreiertakt findet sich ein Anhauch von Neobarock.

aus dem Begleittext von Rupert Gough © 2009
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works
CDA67799Archive Service


Track 13 on CDA67799 [1'21] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67799 track 13

Recording date
10 January 2009
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works (CDA67799)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2009
    Deletion date: December 2020
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