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Hodie Christus natus est

Traditional Choral Christmas carol

Hodie Christus natus est (Latin for "Today Christ is born") is a Gregorian chant sung at Christmas. It exists in various versions.



Hodie Christus Natus Est

Hodie Christus Natus Est

This fabulous Christmas piece rings with energy and joy. Ripe with antiphonal qualities, the piece opens with a brief fanfare and proceeds to celebrate the season. A wonderful holiday concert opener for high school, college or community choirs, or for a church anthem. Medium to difficult.



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Anthony G. Petti (Editor) : Christmas and Advent Motets for 4 Voices : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088425319 : 0711938180 : 14025427

Anthony G. Petti (Editor) : Christmas and Advent Motets for 4 Voices

The volumes of this expanding series are devoted to a wide range of sacred renaissance motets with Latin texts, and contain a mixture of well known and unfamiliar pieces, some of which are published for the first time.

Songlist: O Magnum Mysterium, Magi Veniut Ab Oriente, Verbum Caro Factum Est, Rorate Caelli, Dixit Maria, Ecce Virgo Concipies, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Dies Sanctificatus, Omnis Mundus Jocundetur, Prope Est Dominus, Ave Gratia Plena, Ne Timeas Maria

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Voicing: SATB | 7710b | Songbook | $13.95


David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany : SATB : 01 Songbook : David Hill : 884088501747 : 1849382921 : 14037544

David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Noel 2 is an exciting collection of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for mixed voice choirs, from the easy to learn to the more challenging and unconventional. The contents range from the Renaissance to the present: from Bach and Sweelinck, familiar settings of traditional and lesser known carols through the ages to Howells and Leighton and works by today's composers include Richard Rodney Bennett, Eric Whitacre, John Tavener, Tarik O'Regan and Richard Allain. Among the 43 anthems, mixed voice choirs of all levels will find new arrangements of favorite carols, hymns with new descants, as well as stimulating original works for the Christmas season.

Songlist: Ubers Gebirg Maria Geht , Adam Lay Y Bounden, Angelus ad Virginem, Away In A Manger, Bethlehem Down , Coventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come , Gallery Carol, Gaudete!, Gloria, Dei Sir Gesungen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing , Hodie Christus Natus Est, I Wonder As I Wander, I Wonder As I Wander, In Dulci Jubilo , Jesus Christ The Apple Tree, Lasset Uns Frohlocken, Long, Long Ago, Love Came Down At Christmas, Lullay My Liking, Lux Aurumque, 'O' Antiphon, O Come, All Ye Faithful , O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Jesulein , Of A Rose , Once In Royal David's City , Puer Nobis , Resonet In Laudibus, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7706b | Songbook | $19.95


Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Concert Choir - Level 4 - Tenor/Bass : SATB : Tenor Bass/Student : 073999401257 : 0793543479 : 08740125

Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Concert Choir - Level 4 - Tenor/Bass

Essential Repertoire is a core library of time-tested choral works which provide a framework for teaching style and history, all through performance. The graded series includes Masterworks (Renaissance through Contemporary), Folksongs (American and Multicultural), Spirituals, A Cappella and Accompanied works. The series is available for beginning through advanced choirs, and for mixed, treble and tenor bass ensembles.

Songlist: Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Die Nacht, Gonna Sing!, Hodie Christus Natus Est, If You Should Go Away (Wenn du fortgehst), Laudate Dominum, My Gift, O Tannenbaum, Polly Von, Sam Was A Man, Southern Ships And Settlers, Still, Still, Still

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Voicing: SATB | 1826b | Tenor Bass/Student | $12.95


Francis Poulenc : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088877439 : 1480312789 : 50498641

Francis Poulenc : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel

Completed in 1952, Poulenc often returned to traditional forms of French church music popular in the Renaissance, such as the motet, that had fallen out of favor in the late eighteenth century. Following the narrative of the nativity, Poulenc intended that the movements be performed together.

Songlist: O magnum mysterium, Quem vidistis pastores dicite, Videntes stellam, Hodie Christus natus est

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Voicing: SATB | 2652b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193437043

John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets

This songbook is part of the Oxford Choral Classics series and gathers in one volume sixteen of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. The collection gives due space to the magnificant works of the Renaissance period, with well-known motets such as Victoria's O magnum mysterium and Sweeelink's Hodie Chritus natus est placed alongside works by Byrd, Palestrina and Mouton. There are also works from later peiods, including Bruckner's Virga Jesse, an estatic motet in praise of Christ's birth, and Cui's fervant and sonorous setting of the Magnificat. As such, the collection is an outstanding and richly varied survey of the repertoire, and provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs seeking a broad selection of music for this season.

Songlist: Virga Jesse floruit, O magnum mysterium and Beata Virgo, Magnificat, Quem vidistis, pastores, Riu, riu, chiu, Resonet in laudibus, Omnes de Saba venient, Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden, Nesciens mater, Hodie Christus natus est, O beatum et sacrosanctum diem, In dulci jubilo, Quem pastores laudavere, In dulci jubilo, Hodie Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium

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Voicing: SATB | 6608b | Songbook | $17.95 | A Cappella


Judith Blezzard (Editor) : 30 Sacred Masterworks for Upper Voices : Treble : 01 Songbook : 9780571523009 : 12-0571523005

Judith Blezzard (Editor) : 30 Sacred Masterworks for Upper Voices

30 Sacred Masterworks presents a wealth of invaluable, original repertoire for upper voice choirs. Many of the pieces collected in this volume are published here for the first time or have not enjoyed the same exposure as much of the mixed voice repertoire. IT builds on the success of Faber music's Choral Programme Series, from which some of the pieces have been drawn. The collection encompasses many eras and offers both accompanied and unaccompanied pieces and is suitable for a variety of services and concerts through the year. This volume is an invaluable resource, both for upper voice choirs seeking new and inspiring repertoire as well as for mixed voice choirs who want to showcase the talent of their female singers.

Songlist: Adoramus te Christe, Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, Adoramus te Christe, The Oxen, Sing ye to our Lord a new song, O Salutaris Hostia, O vos omnes, Tantum ergo, O Salutaris Hostia, Love divine, O lovely peace, Ex ore innocentium, In pace idipsum, Tantum ergo, Ave maris stella, Lift thine eyes, O Domine Jesu Christe, Alleluia, Be still, and know I am with you, Hodie Christus natus est , Quando corpus morietur, Danksaget dem Vater, A Celtic Prayer, Ave Maria, Der 23. Psalm, Ave Maria, Have mercy upon me, O God , Laudi alla Vergine Maria, O vos omnes, The First Mercy

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Voicing: Treble | 7286b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Various : A Baltic Christmas - 10 Pieces for a Cappella Choir : SATB : 01 Songbook : EP72517

Various : A Baltic Christmas - 10 Pieces for a Cappella Choir

With captivating settings of Latvian choral music featuring folk songs and poetry by composers Rihards Dubra, Eriks Esenvalds, and Vytautas Miskinis, as well as thrilling arrangements of ancient pagan folksongs by Ilona Rupaine and Juris Vaivods, this exciting anthology of Christmas music from Latvia and Lithuania is perfect for choirs looking to broaden their musical horizons during the festive period.

Songlist: O Emmanuel, At Christmas, Hodie Christus Natus Est, O Radix Jesse, Verbum Caro , A Child's Prayer , The Candles Glow, Nata Lux, Duido , Kalado

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Voicing: SATB | 4047b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : A Baltic Anthology  : SATB : 01 Songbook : EP72671

Various Arrangers : A Baltic Anthology

Baltic choral music has undergone a massive resurgence in recent years. Sacred choral music, in particular, has flourished since the end of the Soviet era, with composers such as Eriks Esenvalds and Rihards Dubra achieving international recognition. This collection of choral music brings together a number of works by Esenvalds and Dubra, and a varied selection of Christmas music, some to standard Latin texts, some to Latvian poetry, others drawing both words and melody from the older pagan tradition of masked singers and dancers.

Songlist: Kas vins? (Who is He?), Lielupe, O Salutaris Hostia, A Drop in the Ocean, Evening (Vakars), This is my Father's World, Amazing Grace, Stars, Only in Sleep, In my Little Picture Frame, Long Road, Miserere mei, Eripe me, Rosa vernans caritatis, Duo seraphi, Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Hodie Christus natus est, Florete flores, Ave Maria, Dominus regit me, Stetit Angelus, Hail, Queen of Heaven, O Emmanuel, At Christmas, Hodie Christus Natus Est, O Radix Jesse Dubra, Verbum Caro Dubra, A Child's Prayer, The Candles Glow, O Nata Lux, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 2720b | Songbook | $39.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Musica Sacra Hungarica : SATB : 01 Songbook : 912-01784

Various Arrangers : Musica Sacra Hungarica

The choir book Musica Sacra Hungarica provides a survey of the broad spectrum of sacred vocal music produced in Hungary during the 20th century. Following on from the romantic heritage an individual Hungarian vocal style was developed, which became known internationally through the sacred and secular vocal works of Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly and Lajos Bardos.

Songlist: Abendlied, Aeterne Rex, Adoramus te, Ad te Domine levavi, Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave maris stella , Ave verum corpus, Cantate Domino, Crucifigatur, Da das Pascha Nahte, De profundis, Deus tu convertens, Dextera Domini, Dicunt omnes, Dunkelheit umfangt uns, Eli, Eli, Et circa horam nonam, Exsurge, Hodie Christus natus est, Jesu Dulcis memoira, Jesus und die Kramer, Jubilate Deo, Kyrie, Kyrie in D, Laudate Dominum, Libera me, Magnificat, O crux ave, O gloriosa virginum, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7221b | Songbook | $35.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Hodie Christus Natus Est : SSAA : 0 : Songbook : WW1482 : 884088652500

Hodie Christus Natus Est

This bright and joyous work by a well-known Swedish composer can be performed with or without the optional liturgical chant in the beginning. It is a great choice for a jubilant Christmas concert opener. Duration: ca. 3:00.

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.00 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1482


Hodie Christus natus est : SSATB : John Cramer : Jan Sweelinck : Sheet Music : 00007655 : 073999076554

John Cramer : Hodie Christus natus est

(Sweelinck/Cramer) SSATB

Arranger: John Cramer | Composer: Jan Sweelinck

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00007655


Hodie Christus Natus Est : 3-Part : Cristi Cary Miller : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 00157306 : 888680609092

Cristi Cary Miller : Hodie Christus Natus Est

Several contrasting sections alternate with the rhythmic main theme of this original work. An excellent selection for younger or developing choirs, your students will develop many important choral skills as they rehearse and perform this piece.

Composer: Cristi Cary Miller

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00157306 | Voicetrax CD Available


Hodie Christus Natus Est : 2-Part : Cristi Cary Miller : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 00157307 : 888680609108

Cristi Cary Miller : Hodie Christus Natus Est

Several contrasting sections alternate with the rhythmic main theme of this original work. An excellent selection for younger or developing choirs, your students will develop many important choral skills as they rehearse and perform this piece.

Composer: Cristi Cary Miller

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00157307 | Voicetrax CD Available


Hodie Christus Natus Est : SATB divisi : Jonathan Adams : Jonathan Adams : Sheet Music : 00159346 : 888680617493

Jonathan Adams : Hodie Christus Natus Est

This fabulous Christmas piece rings with energy and joy. Ripe with antiphonal qualities, the piece opens with a brief fanfare and proceeds to celebrate the season. A wonderful holiday concert opener for high school, college or community choirs, or for a church anthem. Medium to difficult.

Composer: Jonathan Adams

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159346


Hodie Christus natus est : SSATB : Jan Sweelinck : Jan Sweelinck : Sheet Music : 08596784 : 884088281625

Jan Sweelinck : Hodie Christus natus est

Here is Jan Pieter Sweelinck's famous Christmas motet in a clean and well-edited edition. A substantial work for better high school choirs and up, it will display brilliance and virtuosity for a festive season. Available for SSATB a cappella. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Composer: Jan Sweelinck

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08596784


Hodie Christus Natus Est : SATB : Audrey Snyder : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08752475 : 884088538392

Audrey Snyder : Hodie Christus Natus Est

Bright and rhythmic, with fresh, contemporary choral textures, this original work works well as a concert opener or processional. Well-crafted voice parts make it well-suited to mixed choirs from high school, church and community. Duration: ca. 1:30.

Composer: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752475


Hodie Christus Natus Est : SSATB : David Stocker : Sheet Music : 08763812 : 728215026881

David Stocker : Hodie Christus Natus Est

This is a beautiful arrangement of Sweelinck's Hodie Christus Natus Est from the vocal collection Cantiones Sacrae of 1619 and an energetic addition to your Christmas Program. Difficulty Level: Medium Adult. Duration - 00:03:11.

Arranger: David Stocker

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08763812


Hodie Christus Natus Est : SATB : Richard Weymuth : Sheet Music : 35026746 : 884088454487 : 1423487923

Richard Weymuth : Hodie Christus Natus Est

This Gabrieli antiphonal motet is arranged in eight parts for two choirs by Richard Weymuth for the 2011 Oklahoma All-State Festival. It is an outstanding and complex work that is full of tonal color and rhythmic counterpoint. A wonderful selection for concert, contest or festival use for general and Christmas. Available separately: Double SATB Choir, a cappella. Duration ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Richard Weymuth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35026746


Hodie Christus natus est : SATB Divisi : Imant Raminsh : Imant Raminsh : Sheet Music : 48005123 : 073999051230

Imant Raminsh : Hodie Christus natus est

This short and accessible Christmas anthem begins with a lilting 9/8 section, becoming harmonically richer and fuller as it builds to a joyous Gloria. With piano or organ. (3:45)

Composer: Imant Raminsh

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005123


Hodie Christus natus est : SATB : Francis Poulenc : Francis Poulenc : Sheet Music : 50498645 : 884088877477 : 1480312827

Francis Poulenc : Hodie Christus natus est

Composed in 1951-52, this unaccompanied motet is an Antiphon to the Magnificat, which is sung during the vespers on Christmas Day. Here, the text speaks of the world rejoicing together over the birth of Christ.

Composer: Francis Poulenc

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498645


Hodie Christus natus est : SATB : Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck : Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck : Sheet Music : 9780193418073 : 9780193418073

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck : Hodie Christus natus est

A Christmas motet for SSATB unaccompanied or with ensemble.

Composer: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193418073

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