CAROLS
Angelus ad pastores ait (The angel said to the shepherds)


SSAA/percussion

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This was a popular text for late Renaissance and early Baroque composers such as Hassler, di Lasso, Monteverdi, Sweelink, Andrea Gabrieli and others. The shepherd with his small drum propels this Lydian mode piece forward.

 

TRANSLATION

The angel said to the shepherds:
I announce to you a great joy,
that today is born for you
the saviour of the world.

Glory to God in the highest.
And on earth peace, goodwill towards men.
Alleluia.



 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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