Vita sanctorum/Christ ist erstanden (Sixt Dietrich)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-28)  CPDL #70188:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2022-07-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third to suit an SATB choir. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Vita sanctorum/Christ ist erstanden
Composer: Sixt Dietrich
Lyricists: Anonymous and Martin Luther
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Languages: Latin, German
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1548 in D-ERu 473-2, no. 12
Description: A setting of the first verses of Easter hymns "Vita sanctorum, decus angelorum" and "Christ ist erstanden". Discantus and Alto purely in Latin, Bassus purely in German, Tenor starts in German and then changes to Latin after the first line of the text.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Vita sanctorum, decus angelorum and Christ ist erstanden.

Latin.png Latin and German.png German text

Vita sanctorum, decus angelorum,
vita cunctorum pariter piorum,
Christe, qui mortis moriens ministrum

Christ ist erstanden
von der Marter alle.
Des sollen wir alle froh sein,
Christ will unser Trost sein.