legends of st. nicholas (pdf if ordered for entire choir )


  • Catalog ID: S-176
  • Composer: Anonymous 4
  • Voicing: 2-4 part, unison
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Latin, Sacred
  • Series: Anonymous Four
  • Other: 2002 women, christmas, holiday
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


1: intonent hodie (sing out today); 2: exultemus et letemur (let us be glad and rejoice); 3: gaudens in domino (praising the lord); 4: nicholai presulis (the feast of nicholas)

The jolly figure of Santa Claus, symbol of the secular side of Christmas, began with a 4th century Christian saint named Nicholas.  His life and deeds were not recorded until several hundred years after his death, so that separating fact from legend is virtually impossible.  Normal “church Latin” pronunciation is perfectly acceptable.  Much performance information is included in the octavo.

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