Dum medium silentium (Abundio Antonelli)

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  • (Posted 2022-10-05)  CPDL #71037:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2022-10-05).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Cum [Dum] medium silentium
Composer: Abundio Antonelli
Lyricist: Wisdom 18:14-15create page
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: BB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for Sunday after Christmas

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Sacri affetti contesti da diversi eccelentissimi autori, no. 9
Description: The original has Cum medium silentium....All modern sources give Dum ..... See Liber Usualis,p. 433, Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis, In I. Vesperis. The same text (minus "Alleluia") is also used for the Introit, with the verse "Dominus regnavit".

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Dum medium silentium tenerent omnia,
et nox in suo cursu medium iter haberet,
omnipotens sermo tuus, Domine
a regalibus sedibus venit.

English.png English translation

While all things were in quiet silence
and the night was in the midst of her course.
Thy Almighty word, O Lord,
came down from heaven from thy royal throne.