- Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2013-05-11). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 183 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original key; note values halved (quartered in proportio tripla section). Editorial accidentals added.
Title: O quam metuendus
Composer: Jacob Handl
Number of voices: 8vv Voicing: SSAT.ATBB
Genre: Sacred, Motet, Magnificat antiphon at Vespers for the Dedication of a Church.
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1587 in Opus musicum, Volume 3, no. 27
2nd published: 1607 in Musarum Sioniarum, no. 36-37
3rd published: 1618 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 1, no. 29
Description: Handl's polychoral motet for the dedication of a church.
Original text and translations
- Other settings of the opening part may be found at O quam metuendus.
O quam metuendus est locus iste!
Vere non est hic aliud
nisi domus Dei et porta coeli.
In ea, qui petit, accipit,
qui quaerit, invenit,
et pulsanti aperietur. Alleluia.
Orantibus in loco isto,
Dimitte peccata, Domine,
et ostende eis viam bonam,
per quam ambulent,
et da gloriam in loco isto. Alleluia.
Oh, how awe-inspiring is this place!
Surely this can be nothing else
but the house of God and the gate of heaven.
In it, he that asks, receives,
he that seeks, finds,
and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Alleluia.
Forgive the sins of those
praying in this place, O Lord,
and teach them the right way
by which they should walk,
and give glory in this place. Alleluia.