Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Translations

Luca Marenzio: Tribus miraculis ornatum


Tribus miraculis ornatum,
diem sanctum colimus:
Hodie stella magos duxit
ad praesepium:
Vinum ex aqua factum est ad nuptias:
Hodie in Jordane, a Joanne,
Christus baptizari voluit,
ut salvaret nos,

Distinguished by three miracles,
This holy day is celebrated:
Today the star led the three Magi
to the manger;
Wine was made from water at the wedding:
And today, in the Jordan, by John,
Christ chose to be baptized
in order to save us.