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This day Christ was born 'A Carroll for Christmas Day'

Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets … fit for Voyces or Viols, 1611, xxvii; SSATTB
author of text
Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers of Christmas 'Hodie Christus natus est', in an anonymous translation

This day Christ was born is a paraphrase of the Christmas antiphon Hodie Christus natus est and is scored for six voices which gives added brilliance through the use of two treble parts. Two sections in triplets give this piece an infectious rhythm.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2012

This day Christ was born, une paraphrase de l’antienne de Noël Hodie Christus natus est, est à six voix, dont deux parties de treble lui conférant un supplément d’éclat; et deux sections en triolets amènent un rythme contagieux.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2012
Français: Hypérion

This day Christ was born ist eine Paraphrase der weihnachtlichen Antiphon Hodie Christus natus est und ist für sechs Stimmen angelegt, was durch den Einsatz zweier Treble-Stimmen besonders brillant klingt. Hier verleihen zwei Triolenpassagen dem Stück einen ansteckenden Rhythmus.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Byrd: The Great Service & other English music
Studio Master: CDA67937Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 12 on CDA67937 [2'33]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67937 track 12

Recording date
16 November 2011
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: The Great Service & other English music (CDA67937)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: October 2012
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