He humbled himself (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-12-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the tonic solfa version in The Anthem Book of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1905. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 22/06/17.

General Information

Title: He humbled himself
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Source of text: Philippians 2: vv 7-8 (KJV)

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

First published: 1905 in The Anthem Book, no. 135

Description: This is adapted from a Latin motet O bone Jesu (Marco Antonio Ingegneri) (often misattributed to Palestrina), but there is no indication of this in the source.

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Original text and translations

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He humbled Himself, and made Himself of no reputation, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.