Levita Laurentius (Andrea Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-07)  CPDL #59127:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-06-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2012-07-06)  CPDL #26709:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values.

General Information

Title: Levita Laurentius
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for the feast of St. Laurence.

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1576 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum, no. 17
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 109

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Levita Laurentius bonum opus operatus est, qui per signum cruces caecos illuminavit, et thesauros Ecclesiae dedit pauperibus.

English.png English translation

The deacon Lawrence hath wrought a good work, he who, by the sign of the cross, gave sight to the blind and gave the treasures of the Church to the poor.