Lauda 30 "Stella nuova"

Description: 

For three sopranos, bass clarinet, double bass
Duration 4’
Recorded by Trio Mediaeval, Roger Heaton and Gavin Bryars for broadcast on Swedish TV (for Christmas Day)

Text of Lauda 30 "Stella nuova"

Stella nuova'n fra la gente            New star which newly appeared

k'aparuisti novamente                  amongst humankind

 

Stella k'apparist'al mundo            The star which appeared to the earth

quando naqque'l re iocondo,         when the joy-bringing King was born,

stett'e(n) meçço a tutto'l mondo   stood in the centre of the whole world

per aluminar la gente.                  to give light to the people.

 

Stella nuova'n fra la gente            New star which newly appeared

k'aparuisti novamente                  amongst humankind

 

Le tre Magi l'abber veduto,           The three wise men saw it,

tosto l'ebber cognosciuto;            and immediately recognised it;

diser: "Nat'è lo saluto                  they said: "Our salvation is born,

Dio padre omnipotente."              God the Father almighty."

 

Stella nuova'n fra la gente            New star which newly appeared

k'aparuisti novamente                  amongst humankind

 

Ciaschedun col suo reame            Each one of them, with his kingdom,

sì lo prese a seguitare                  set off to follow the star

co'ricc' offerte da laudare,            with rich offerings to give him praise,

la qual fo molt'avenente.              which was most excellent.

 

Stella nuova'n fra la gente            New star which newly appeared

k'aparuisti novamente                  amongst humankind