Quodcunque ligaveris (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-10-14)  CPDL #05699:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 175 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: Quodcunque ligaveris
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 44
Description: Benedictus antiphon, SS. Peter & Paul (June 29th), S.Peter's Chains (August 1st), S.Peter's Chair (January 18th)

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

“Quodcunque ligaveris super terram
erit ligatum et in coelis
et quodcunque solveris super terram
erit solutum et in coelis”
dicit Dominus Simoni Petro.

English.png English translation

“Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven
and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven”
said the Lord unto Simon Peter.