Per lignum servi facti sumus (Tiburtio Massaino)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-20)  CPDL #57136:       
Editor: Aristotle Aure Esguerra (submitted 2020-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 214 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Clefs modernized; range indicators added; musica ficta above noteheads; m. 48. 2,3: Alto and Tenor swapped (not indicated); minor revisions to text underlay.
  • (Posted 2019-11-21)  CPDL #56010:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Per lignum servi facti sumus
Composer: Tiburtio Massaino

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STTB or SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1592 in Liber primus cantionum ecclesiasticarum (Tiburtio Massaino), no. 15

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Per lignum servi facti sumus,
et per sanctam Crucem liberati sumus:
fructus arboris seduxit nos,
Filius Dei redemit nos.

English.png English translation

By the wood we became slaves,
and by the Holy Cross were set free:
The fruit of the tree seduced us,
and the Son of God redeemed us.