En natus est Emanuel

En natus est Emanuel
(Christmas Motet for SSAATTBB choir and SA choir, a cappella)
by
Dan Locklair

En natus est Emanuel

En natus est Emanuel
Dominus,
quem praedixit Gabriel,
Dominus,
Dominus Salvator noster est.

Hic jacet in praesepio,
Dominus,
Puer admirabilis,
Dominus,
Dominus Salvator noster est.

Haec lux est orta hodie,
Dominus,
ex Maria Virgine,
Dominus,
Dominus Salvator noster est.

Lo! Emanuel is Born

Lo! Emanuel is born,
the Lord,
whom Gabriel foretold,
the Lord,
the Lord our Savior is.

Here lies he in a manger,
the Lord,
a wondrous Child,
the Lord,
the Lord our Savior is.

This light is arisen today,
the Lord,
born of the Virgin Mary,
the Lord,
the Lord our Savior is.

Tr. Robert Ulery*
January 1999
*This translation is used with the kind permission of my colleague, Robert Ulery (Professor, Classical Languages, Wake Forest University).

Duration : 3’ 30”

D.L.
Winter 1999
Winston-Salem, NC