Alleluia, Christus surrexit (Felice Anerio)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-06)  CPDL #53879:       
Editor: William Evans (submitted 2019-04-06).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 221 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2012-06-10)  CPDL #26469:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-06-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values. This is a longer version than 23087.
  • (Posted 2011-02-04)  CPDL #23087:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-02-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #2251. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2001-03-21)  CPDL #02251:  Network.png
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2001-03-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 10.99 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition uses only the text of 1 Corinthians 15:20-21 and the final alleluia.

General Information

Title: Alleluia, Christus surrexit
Composer: Felice Anerio
Source of text: 1 Corinthians 15: vv. 20-22; Romans 4: v. 25; 1 Corinthians 5: v. 8

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for Easter Sunday

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 47

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

1 Cor.15:20  Christus resurrexit a mortuis primitiae dormientium. Alleluia.
1 Cor.15:21  Quoniam per hominem mors, et per hominem resurrectio mortuorum. Alleluia.
1 Cor.15:22  Et sicut in Adam omnes moriuntur, ita et in Christo omnes vivificabuntur.
Rom.4:25  Mortuus est propter dilicta nostra, et resurrexit propter justificationem nostram:
1 Cor.5:8  Itaque epulemur azymis sinceritatis et veritatis. Alleluia.

Italian.png Italian translation

Cristo è risorto dai morti, primizia dei dormienti,
poichè per l'uomo è la morte e per l'uomo è la resurrezione dai morti.

English.png English translation

1 Cor.15:20  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.Alleluia.
1 Cor.15:21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. Alleluia.
1 Cor.15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Rom.4:25  He died for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
1 Cor.5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast… with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.