Alleluia: Dulce lignum (Book 2) (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2021-05-05)  CPDL #64323:       
Editor: Corinne Cooze (submitted 2021-05-05).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 238 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition from Choralis Constantinus II
Equal voices in alto/tenor.

General Information

Alleluia: Dulce lignum — (There is another setting in Choralis Constantinus III)
Composer: Heinrich Isaac
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB, SAAB or STTB
Genre: SacredMotetAlleluia verse for Feast of the Exaltation/Finding of the Holy Cross

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1555 in Choralis Constantinus, Volume 2
Description: Polyphonic Alleluia for the Feast of the Exaltation/Finding of the Holy Cross

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Dulce lignum, dulces clavos,
Dulcia ferens pondera:
Quae sola fuistis digna sustinere
Regem coelorum et Dominum.

English.png English translation

O sweet wood, O sweet nails,
That bore his sweet burden:
Which alone were worthy to support
The King of Heaven and Lord.