Obaudite me (Alessandro Grandi)

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  • (Posted 2009-05-21)  CPDL #19527:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2009-05-21).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 447 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No bar lines.

General Information

Title: Obaudite me
Composer: Alessandro Grandi
Source of text: Ecclesiasticus: Chapter 39, 17-21

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: String ensemble

First published: 1610 in Il primo libro de motetti, no. 13

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Obaudite me divini fructus
dicebat beatus Ignatius sociis suis
et quasi rosa plantata super rivos aquarum fructificate
quasi Libanus odorem suavitatis habete;
florete flores quasi lilium et date odorem
et frondete in gratiam et collaudate canticum
et benedicite Dominum in operibus suis

Date nomini eius magnificentiam
et confitemini illi in voce labiorum vestrorum
et in canticis labiorum et citharis unanimes clamate:
Opera Domini universa bona valde

English.png English translation

Hear me, ye divine offspring,
said blessed Ignatius to his fellows,
and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
Give ye a sweet odour as frankincense.
Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell,
and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles,
and bless the Lord in his works.

Magnify his name, and give glory
to him with the voice of your lips,
and with the canticles of your mouths,
and with harps, and in praising him, you shall say in this manner:
All the works of the Lord are exceeding good.

King James version