Vidi Jerusalem (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-01)  CPDL #35266:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2015-05-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: text underlay edited; in lower key for SATB.
Editor: Pablo Rosario (submitted 2000-08-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 143 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Vidi Jerusalem
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory variously assigned to Eastertide or Dedication of a Church

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1556 in Sacrarum cantionum … quatuor vocum, liber 1, no. 15


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Vidi Ierusalem descendentem de caelo,
ornatam auro mundo et lapidibus pretiosis intextam,

English.png English translation

I saw Jerusalem descending from heaven,
adorned with pure gold, and decorated with precious stones,

Translation by James Gibb