Percussit Saul mille (Giovanni Croce)
- Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2020-05-12). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 120 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-02-23). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 101 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Percussit Saul millia
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Number of voices: 8vv Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1594 in Motetti a otto voci, libro primo, Edition 1, no. 9
Description: Motet, inspired by 1 Samuel, written most probably for use at the commemoration of a Venetian feat of arms.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
Percussit Saul mille, et David decem millia, quia manus Domini erat cum illo.
Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands, because the hand of the Lord was with him.