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Hodie Re-imagined (2023)


For upper voices (SSAA)

Composed for Opus48


First performance by Opus 48 at University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

15 December 2025

Commissioned by Opus48.

Text: Christmas antiphon

Duration: ca. 4 minutes

Hodie Re-Imagined was written as a prefix to Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, op.28. Written to be sung before the plainchant procession, the piece serves as a sonic transition from the wintry outdoors to the warm, welcoming interior of the Ceremony. Through gentle waves of cluster-harmonies, the composition culminates in the emergence of the plainchant processional. 

Hodie Christus Natus Est

Hodie Christus natus est 
hodie Salvator apparuit: 
hodie in terra canunt Angeli, 
laetantur Archangeli: 
hodie exsultant justi, dicentes: 
Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja

Today is Christ born;  

today the Savior has appeared;  

today the Angels sing,  

the Archangels rejoice;  

today the righteous rejoice, saying:  

Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia! 

Christmas antiphon

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