Peter Philips
(c.1560 - 1628)

Magi ab oriente
(S.S.A.T.T.B.)
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Edition prepared from Hortus musicalis . . . authore R.P. Michaele Herrerrio (book 2), Munich, 1608
Lyrics: Anon

Magi ab oriente alta tecta intrarunt Solymorum.
Ubi natus est Judæorum princeps
cuius agnovimus stellam præclaram?
thus et aurum offeremus ei.

The magi from the east entered lofty-roofed Jerusalem.
Where is the Prince of the Jews born,
whose bright star we have recognised?
that we may present him with frankincense and gold.