Radix Jesse (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-04)  CPDL #52513:       
Editor: Richard Chonak (submitted 2018-12-04).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 259 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Re-formatted from #26396
  • (Posted 2012-06-03)  CPDL #26396:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-06-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 24 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854).

General Information

Title: Radix Jesse
Composer: Jacob Handl

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for Advent

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 22.2
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 8
Description: 2nd part of a 2-part motet, the first part being Egredietur virga.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Radix Jesse, qui exurget judicare gentes: in eum gentes sperabunt.
Et erit nomen eius benedictum in saecula saeculorum.

English.png English translation

The root of Jesse, who will rise up to judge the nations: in him the Gentiles will hope.
And his name shall be blessed for ever and ever.