Regem archangelorum (Costanzo Festa)

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Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 483 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Costanzo Festa: Opera omnia Vol. V. Notation here is at the original pitch with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and editorial accidentals by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 17 Apr 2020

General Information

Title: Regem archangelorum
Composer: Costanzo Festa
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Michael, patron angel of Israel, helps it in wars, and in a vision of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:7-9) slays the dragon.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Régem archangelórum Dóminum
veníte adorémus.
Fáctum est siléntium in caélo,
Dum dráco commiterétur béllum,
et Míchael pugnávit cum córde,
Et fécit victOriam.
Alleluia.
In conspéctu angelórum
psállam tíbi.
Sáncte Míchael,
óra pro nóbis ad Dóminum.
Allelúia.

English.png English translation

The king of archangels, the Lord:
come, let us praise him.
There was silence in heaven
While the dragon was engaged in war
 And Michael fought with heart,
And brought victory.
Alleluia.
In sight of the angels
I will sing praises to you.
Holy Michael,
Pray for us to the Lord.
Alleluia.