Domine nonne bonum semen seminasti (Dominique Phinot)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-06)  CPDL #67041:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-12-06).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone, bringing the second voice part more within the alto range, though still low in places. Source: Liber Primus 5 vocum, Beringen brothers, Lyon, 1547.

General Information

Title: Domine nonne bonum semen seminasti
Composer: Dominique Phinot
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotetGospel motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1547 in Liber primus mutetarum quinque vocum, no. 1
    2nd published: c. 1559 in Tertius liber modulorum quatuor et quinque vocum (Michael Sylvius), no. 5
Description: The text is the parable of the weeds from Matthew 13:28-30 (Ordinary Time 16 A)

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Original text and translations

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Domine nonne bonum semen seminasti in agro tuo?
Unde ergo habet zizania?
Et ait illis, hoc fecit inimicus homo.
Colligite primum zizania et alligate ea ad comburendum.
Triticum autem congregate in horreum meum, dixit Dominus.