Benedicta sit creatrix (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-14)  CPDL #50877:         
Editor: Phoebe Wing (submitted 2018-08-14).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Petrucci's Motetti A, 1502. Editorial accidentals marked above staves.

General Information

Title: Benedicta sit creatrix
Composer: Josquin des Prez

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1502 in Motetti A (Ottaviano Petrucci), no. 12
Description: Antiphon at Benediction, Trinity Sunday. Suitable for general use as a Trinity motet.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Benedicta sit creatrix et gubernatrix omnium,
sancta et individua Trinitas, et nunc et semper,
et per infinita saeculorum saecula.

English.png English translation

Blessed be the creator and governor of all,
the holy and undivided Trinity, both now and forever,
and through infinite ages of ages.