Vox de coelo sonuit (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-01)  CPDL #53832:       
Editor: Cynthia Brome (submitted 2019-04-01).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 538 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited by David Shuler. From Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, volume 12 (1899). Transposed up a minor 3rd.

General Information

Title: Vox de coelo sonuit
Composer: Jacob Handl

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 47
Description: A setting of the pre-Tridentine antiphon for the Baptism of the Lord, Octave of Epiphany at the Psalms of Lauds (repeated at the minor hours and at Vespers), year 5.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Vox de cœlo sonuit,
et vox Patris audita est:
Hic est Filius meus dilectus,
in quo mihi complacui:
ipsum audite.

English.png English translation

A voice resounded from heaven,
and the voice of the Father was heard:
“This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased;
hear ye Him.”