"Annuntiatio". The second of the twelve Sacrae Cantiones of Nobuhiro Okada is devoted to the Annunciation.



Cantio Sacra II "Annuntiatio"

カンツィオ・サクラ II

Composer Nobuhiro Okada 岡田信浩
Reference TPR-0166
Instrumentation Soprano and Piano
Dedication à Akemi
Duration 18 minutes
Difficulty level
First performance 2009 (Paris)
Publication date June 2021

This song is based on the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 1, verses 26 to 38 (in latin).

Here is the English translation of those verses (new international version):

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

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ISWC Code  T-703.916.697.9
Pages 45
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