Hodie (Vaughan Williams, Ralph)

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Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, n.d.(ca.1954).
Misc. Notes Reproduced from a copyist's manuscript.
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General Information

Work Title Hodie
Alternative. Title 'This Day' ; Hodie Christus Natus Est
Composer Vaughan Williams, Ralph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 movements
  1. Prologue
  2. Narration
  3. Song
  4. Narration
  5. Choral
  6. Narration
  7. Song
  8. Narration
  9. Pastoral
  10. Narration
  11. Lullaby
  12. Hymn
  13. Narration
  14. The March of the Three Kings
  15. Choral
  16. Epilogue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1953-54
First Performance. 1954-09-08 in Worcester, Worcester Cathedral
Three Choirs Festival. Soli, chorus, orchestra conducted by the composer
First Publication. 1954
Copyright Information Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items
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Librettist see below
  1. Traditional (Latin)
  2. Bible (Matthew I:18-21, 23 and Luke I:32)
  3. John Milton (1608-1674)
  4. Bible (Luke II:1-7)
  5. Martin Luther (1483-1546), English translation by Myles Coverdale (ca.1488-1569)
  6. Bible (Luke II:8-17), Book of Common Prayer
  7. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
  8. Bible (Luke II:20)
  9. George Herbert (1593-1633)
  10. Bible (Luke II:19)
  11. Anonymous
  12. William Drummond (1585-1649)
  13. Bible (Matthew II:1-11)
  14. Ursula Vaughan Williams (1911-2007)*
  15. Anonymous (1st verse); Ursula Vaughan Williams (1911-2007)* (2nd verse)
  16. Bible (John I:1, 4, 14; Matthew I:23), John Milton (1608-1674)
*The texts in 14 and 15 are under copyright worldwide and cannot be uploaded here.
Language English, Latin
Dedication Herbert Howells
Christmas Day
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation soprano, tenor, baritone soli, mixed chorus (SATB), boys' Chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
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