O faelix o fausta dies (Leopold von Plawenn)

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Editor: Jeffrey Quick (submitted 2010-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 27 pages, 398 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Detailed edition notes are included in the PDF. Instrumental parts are included after the score.

General Information

Title: O faelix o fausta dies
Composer: Leopold von Plawenn

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: Two violins and Basso continuo

First published: 1664 Manuscript from the Düben Collection, Uppsala University, Sweden


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O faelix o fausta dies o vere dies laetitiae
Laeti hodie gaudeant angeli et coeli spiritus exultent
Triumphum canite coelites victori
Jesu Christo et universus terrarum plaudat orbis alleluja

English.png English translation

by William Fazekas
O happy, O fortunate day! O truly a day of joy!
Today the joyful angels rejoice and the spirits of heaven jump in glee.
Heavenly Ones, sound the triumph to Jesus Christ victorious
And let all the nations of the Earth clap their hands, Alleluia.