Bonum est hominem-Honorabile igitur (Johann Walter)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-21)  CPDL #43697:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-03-21).   Score information: A4, 15 pages, 1.1 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a one source edition, score and parts. The canons between tenors in part one and between altos in part two are resolwed. Rehearsal midis can be obtained by downloading and compiling the Lilypond source file.

General Information

Title: Bonum est hominem-Honorabile Igitur
Composer: Johann Walter

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or SAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae, no. 22
Description: A two part motet. In part one the tenor is a two in one canon and as in the second part the alto.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Bonum est homini mulierem non tangere.
Attamen propter stupra vitanda
Suam quis uxorem habeat, et quæque suum virum.

Honorabile igitur sit inter omnes coniugium
& cubile impollutum scortatores & adulteros
iudicabit Deus.