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Hodie Christus Natus Est for Flute Choir

By Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

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Flute, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Flute Choir - Intermediate
Composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621). Arranged by Lisa Ochoco. Renaissance, Christian, Sacred, Christmas, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 31 pages. Published by Lisa Ochoco (S0.25628).

Item Number: S0.25628

Hodie Christus Natus Est translates to "Today, Christ is born." Of all the "Hodie's" that I know of, this one is my absolute favorite. The original motet was written for 5 voices. This transcription for flute choir has 9 voices. Optional Flute 5, 6 and contrabass parts were created to give the piece fullness, as they are exactly the same as Flute 1 and 2 parts, but an octave lower. The alto, bass and contrabass parts share a lot the same notes also, to help give the piece a solid bass. That said, this piece can be played with only 5 parts, but it sounds great with 9. This piece will help make your Christmas concert a very festive one!

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