Elegit Dominus virum de plebe (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-02)  CPDL #43856:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-04-02).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 710 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A one source edition from the "Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae …" Clemens Stephani, Norinbergae 1568. Score and parts included and the canon between voice 5 and 4 is resolwed and a separate part for voice 4 is printed. Rehearsal midis may be obtaining by downloading and processing the Lilypond source file.

General Information

Title: Elegit Dominus Virum de plebe
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568
Description: The fifth and fourth voices (Bassus and Vagans) are a two in one Canon Wher the fifth voice starts and the fourth voice follows two measures later and an octave higher.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Elegit Dominus virum de plebe,
et claritatem visionis æternæ dedit illi
Celebremus solemnitatem Sancti Sebastiani martyris.

English.png English translation

The Lord chose an ordinary citizen
and the bright clarity of the vision of the eternal life given to him,
Let us celebrate the Feast of Saint Sebastian, Martyr.