Angelus ad pastores ait (Choral). Composed by Hans L Hassler. For Choir(SATB)/Acappella. Latin text. Sacred/Christmas. Published by Voice of the Rockies (VR.VOR93C01).
Both the Latin text and an English translation by Mark Schweizer are included in this anthem. ("Spoke the angel unto the shepherds declaring, Behold! I bring to you tidings of great joy, for unto you is born this day&."ending with more than two pages of "alleluia")The voice parts are in the early Baroque tradition - contrapuntal, with equal interest in all four parts.