Benedicta sit (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-04)  CPDL #57373:       
Editor: Aristotle Aure Esguerra (submitted 2020-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 211 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1587 print; clefs modernized; range indicators added; note values halved; musica ficta above noteheads.
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General Information

Title: Benedicta sit
Composer: Jacob Handl

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Opus musicum, Volume 3, no. 20
Description: associated with Lauds of Trinity

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Benedicta sit
Sancta creatrix et gubernatrix omnium,
Sancta et individua Trinitas,
Nunc et semper,
Et per infinita saecula saeculorum.

English.png English translation

Blessed be
The holy Creator and Ruler of all,
The holy and indivisible Trinity,
Now and ever,
And unto endless ages of ages.

French.png French translation

Bénie soit
la sainte et indivisible trinité,
Qui a créé et gouverne toutes choses,
Maintenant et à jamais,
pour les siècles des siècles.