Benedicat te Dominus (Jehan L'Heritier)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-02)  CPDL #48272:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-01-02).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values, modern clefs, transposed down a perfect fourth.

General Information

Title: Benedicat te Dominus
Composer: Jehan L'Heritier

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1535 in Motettorum, Book 13, Attaignant, no. 6
    2nd published: 1538 in Triginta novem motetos habet (Buglhat, de Campis and Hucher), no. 12
    3rd published: 1539 in Motteti del Fiore tertius liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 10
    4th published: 1542 in Psalmorum selectorum (Johannes Petreius), Tomus 3, no. 16
    5th published: 1555 in Moteti de la fama, no. 14, p. 17
Description: A high-clef work: G2, C2, C3, C4. In Moderne, this work is attributed to Jean Conseil.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Benedicat te Domine in virtute sua
qui per te ad nichilum redegit inimicos nostros,
ut non deficiat laus tua de ore hominum.

Benedictus Dominus qui creavit celum et terram,
quia hodie nomen tuum ita magnificavit
ut non deficiat laus tua de ore hominum.