Verbum caro factum est

i’m looking for a verbum caro to set (i’m a composer). i heard a text i liked once in an old plainchant and of course i don’t remember it enough to be able to pull it out of a search.

i think maybe first vespers 1 january might have something to do with it, but all i get is dead ends.

can anyone toss me a lead?

Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis.

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

This is from the first chapter of St. John’s gospel. It was read as the “Last Gospel” in the old Latin Mass. Perhaps you can google that and find more if you want it.

Betsy

On the Chant CD (Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos), it is in the form of a Responsorio as follows:

Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis.

Et vidimus gloriam eius,
gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre,
plenum gratiae et veritatis.

In principio erat Verbum,
et Verbum erat apud Deum,
et Deus erat Verbum.

Et vidimus gloriam eius,
gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre,
plenum gratiae et veritatis.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Et vidimus gloriam eius,
gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre,
plenum gratiae et veritatis.
Translation:

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:14)

And we have beheld His glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

And we have beheld His glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

And we have beheld His glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

i know it’s been a while since i asked this question, but i wanted you to know how i made out with it:

i wrote out some sketches of the piece and then it sat forgotten in the back of a folder until yesterday, when it practically flew together on its own.

a recording of it can be found here.

thank you for your help.

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