Target Age Group: Grades 3-6 (ideal for incorporating Grade 7-9 treble singers to assist the younger singers)
Description: This is an electrifying modal setting of the text Hodie Christus natus est by Parker Ramsay. Composed when Parker was thirteen, Hodie is one three works comprising Gaudeamus: Choral Celebrations for Christmastide for Treble Choir and Harp, winner of the 2006 MTNA National Junior Composition Competition. This anthem is an excellent choice for Christmas Eve. The accompaniment is easily adaptable for piano, and, with some imagination, for organ. The three-part setting is well worth the work, affording the treble choir a substantial learning opportunity and addition to their three-part repertoire.
Hodie Christus natus est:
Hodie Salvator apparuit:
Hodie in terra canunt angeli, laetentur archangeli:
Hodie exsultant justi dicentes,
Gloria in excelsis Deo, Alleluia.
[Today Christ is born:
Today the Saviour appears:
Today the angels sing on earth; the archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous exult, saying:
Glory be to God on high, Alleluia.]