O vere digna hostia (Asprilio Pacelli)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-07-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O vere digna hostia
Composer: Asprilio Pacelli

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAB.ATTB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in Promptuarium musicum, Pars Altera, no. 78
Description: The text is a slight variant of Aquinas' "O salutaris hostia". This piece may be used similarly as a Eucharistic motet.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O vere digna hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia:
Da robur, fer auxilium.

English.png English translation

O worthy Victim, opening wide
The gate of heaven to all us below:
Our foes press on from side to side:
Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow.

German.png German translation

O wahrhaft würdiges Opfer,
das du das Tor des Himmels öffnest:
Feindliche Kriege drängen:
Gib Kraft, bring Hilfe.