Domine Jesu Christe (Jason Smart)

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Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-02-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
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General Information

Title: Domine Jesu Christe
Composer: Jason Smart
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: This short motet was written on a lazy Christmas afternoon in 1972 for Bob Weir (d.2003) and his small but fine choir at St Mary’s, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. However, I composed it imagining a large church with a resonant acoustic where chords could just roll away during the rests. In such conditions, care should be taken to ensure that the rests are given full value. Drier acoustics may require a speed slightly less slow than indicated (and used in the MIDI file), but the piece should always sound solemn and never hurried.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Domine Jesu Christe, qui dixisti Apostolis tuis: pacem relinquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis;
ne respicias peccata nostra, sed fidem ecclesiae tuae:
eamque secundum voluntatem tuam pacificare et coadunare digneris;
qui vivis et regnas Deus per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

English.png English translation

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you:
Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church,
and grant it that peace and unity which is agreeable to your will;
who lives and reigns God, world without end. Amen.