Attendite a falsis prophetis (Giovanni Battista Strata)

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General Information

Title: Attendite a falsis prophetis
Composer: Giovanni Battista Strata
Lyricist: Matthew 7: 15,16create page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1609 in Il terzo libro de motetti a cinque voci (Simon Molinaro)
    2nd published: 1617 in Promptuarium musicum, Pars Quarta, no. 26

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Attendite a falsis prophetis, qui veniunt ad vos
in vestimentis ovium, intrinsecus autem sunt lupi rapaces:
a fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos.

English.png English translation

Beware of false prophets, which come to you
in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
(Geneva Bible)