Tres sunt (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2013-03-03)  CPDL #28440:       
Editor: Anthony Cekada (submitted 2013-03-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed a third lower (D major) for mixed vv. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Tres sunt
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 78
Description: Liturgical Use: Trinity Sunday, Sundays outside Advent and Lent

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Original text and translations

See also Tres sunt qui testimonium dant for other settings.
Latin.png Latin text

Tres sunt qui testimonium dant in caelis:
Pater, Verbum et Spiritus Sanctus:
et hi tres unum sunt.
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Plena est omnis terra gloria ejus.

English.png English translation

There are three that give testimony in heaven:
the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost,
and these three are one.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts,
heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.