Egressus ejus a patre (Michael Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-19)  CPDL #24517:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2011-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original key.

General Information

Title: Egressus ejus a patre
Composer: Michael Praetorius
Lyricist: Ambrose of Milan

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Hymnodia Sionia, no. 7
Description: this is a setting of the fifth verse of Veni redemptor gentium. Other verses of the hymn published in Hymnodia Sionia include:

No. 1: verse 1, Veni redemptor gentium (a 4)
No. 8: verse 6, Aequalis aeterno patri (a 4)
No. 9: verse 7, Praesepe jam fulget tuum (a 2)
No. 10: verse 8 (or verse 1), Deo patri sit gloria (a 7)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni redemptor gentium.

Latin.png Latin text

Egressus eius a patre,
regressus eius ad patre
excursus usque ad infernos
recursus ad sedem Dei.

English.png English translation

From God the Father He proceeds,
To God the Father back He speeds:
Proceeds—as far as very hell:
Speeds back—to light ineffable.

Translation by Philip Schaff