Festa Januaria By: Anonymous


Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)


Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: TTT , TTB
Date: 13th century
Language: Latin
Tags: holiday translation religious conductus


Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Festa januaria The feasts of January Feasts of feasts, we keep anew
festiva sunt festorum,  are the festivals of festivals, The Feasts of January,
vera figuralia true figures, Signs of signs, and symbols true
insignia signorum.  excellent signs. That endless meaning carry.
Hec luminum oblatio,  This offering of lights -- They are an offering of light,
hec est illuminatio  this is an enlightening, A clear illumination bright,
qua patet declaratio  which is a clear declaration A declaration in the night,
rataque rerum ratio. established of reasoned matters. A reason recognized as right.
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