Tulerunt autem fratres (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-01-05). Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 102 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original pitch and note values retained. One erratum: in Superior, bar 36, the second note should be B flat, not F - Mick Swithinbank
Title: Tulerunt autem fratres
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Lyricist: Book of Genesiscreate page
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: STTTB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 8, no. 6
2nd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 2, no. 45
Description: A setting of a text from Genesis Chapter 37 rarely set to polyphony, in which Joseph's brothers present their father Jacob with Joseph's blood-stained cloak, implying that Joseph has been killed by a wild animal. Published by Susato, Antwerp. The original clefs were C1, C3, C4, C4, F4. :Motet for 5 voices by Clemens non Papa, recounting the incident in Genesis Chapter 37 in which Jacob is confronted with the apparent death of his favourite son.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
Tulerunt autem fratres eius tunicam illius mittentes ad patrem
[Joseph’s] brothers took his robe and gave it to their father.