Solve jubente Deo (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2003-10-14)  CPDL #05695:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 131 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Jan 09.

General Information

Title: Solve jubente Deo
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: AATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Gradualia II, no. 40
Description: Magnificat antiphon, 2nd Vespers and Alleluia verse, Mass, S. Peter's Chains

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Solve jubente Deo, terrarum Petre, catenas: qui facis ut pateant coelestia regna beatis. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

Loosen by God’s command, Peter, the chains of the earth: thou who makest open the kingdom of heaven to the blessed, Alleluia.