Corde Natus

Composer: Francisco Carbonell


Words from composer:

Corde Natus is based on the Latin poem of the same name attributed to the Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius in the IV century. It was translated in the XVI century as “Of the Father’s Heart Begotten”. This beautiful Christmas poem speaks to the glorious birth of God-the-Son, through Him everything was created, and the fulfillment of God’s promise through His Son. 

There are many choral versions of Corde Natus composed over the centuries, usually treated with soft, gentle and intimate textures. This new choral composition brings a new perspective to the text, full of joy and drive. It combines vivid medieval rhythms and exciting harmonies to make this piece a joyous part of your Christmas celebration.

This piece was given the third prize in the Japan International Choral Composition Competition 2017

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Composer: Francisco Carbonell
Parts: SATB
Accompaniment: A cappella
Language: Latin
Performance duration: 3’40”
Pages: 20

Reference Video

==Performance Information==
Conductor: Ko Matsushita
Choir: The Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo
International Choral Composition Competition Japan 2017 3rd Prize