As the season of Advent continues, looking forward to Christmas – and in this particular case, beyond to Epiphany – we offer our recording of ‘Videntes Stellam’, the third of Francis Poulenc’s ‘Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noël’. Click this link to hear:
Videntes stellam, Magi gavisi sunt gaudio magno
et intrantes domum obtulerunt Domino aurum, thus et myrrham.
[Words from the antiphon for the Feast of the Epiphany]
Seeing the star, the Magi rejoiced with great joy;
entering the house, they offered the Lord gold, frankincense and myrrh.