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O regem caeli (Victoria)


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  • Viol part
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SourceMotecta (Venice: Gardano, 1572)

Transposition: at original pitch.

Difficulty: moderate

Length: 06:10 mins.

Editors/copyright: Deborah Roberts, Laurie Stras © 2003/2021.

Perusal score: Watermarked. Please click here.

Organ reduction.

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Text and translation

O Regem caeli, cui talia famulantur obsequia!
Stabulo proponitur qui continet mundum:
Iacet in praesepio, et in caelis regnat. Alleluia.
Natus est nobis hodie Salvator,
qui est Christus Dominus, in civitate David:
Iacet in prasepio, et in caelis regnat. Alleluia

O King of heaven, served with such obedience!
He is laid in the stable who holds the world:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.
Today is born a saviour.
who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.