O lux et decus Hispaniae (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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General Information

Title: O lux et decus Hispaniae
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet in honor of St. James

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Motecta festorum (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 18
    2nd published: 1609 in Florilegium sacrarum cantionum, no. 35

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O lux et decus Hispaniae,
sanctissime Jacobe, qui inter apostolos primatum tenes,
primus eorum martyrio laureatus.

English.png English translation

O light and grace of Spain,
most holy James, you who were the first among the apostles,
were the first of them to wear a martyr's crown.