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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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
I. Prologue
II. Narration
III. Song
IV. Narration
V. Choral
VI. Narration
VII. Song
VIII. Narration
IX. Pastoral
X. Narration
XI. Lullaby
XII. Hymn
XIII. Narration
XIV. The March of the Three Kings
XV. Choral
XVI. 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
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2058. Items with text first published before 1923 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
Librettist see below
I. Traditional (Latin)
II. Bible (Matthew I:18-21, 23 and Luke I:32)
III. John Milton (1608-1674)
IV. Bible (Luke II:1-7)
V. Martin Luther (1483-1546), English translation by Myles Coverdale (ca.1488-1569)
VI. Bible (Luke II:8-17), Book of Common Prayer
VII. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
VIII. Bible (Luke II:20)
IX. George Herbert (1593-1633)
X. Bible (Luke II:19)
XI. Anonymous
XII. William Drummond (1585-1649)
XIII. Bible (Matthew II:1-11)
XIV. Ursula Vaughan Williams (1911-2007)*
XV. Anonymous (1st verse); Ursula Vaughan Williams (1911-2007)* (2nd verse)
XVI. Bible (John I:1, 4, 14; Matthew I:23), John Milton (1608-1674)
*The texts in XIV and XV 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, and Baritone soli, Chorus, Boys' Choir, Organ and Orchestra.
External Links Wikipedia article
Hodie - scores at Sheet Music Plus