Cum venerit Paraclitus (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-30)  CPDL #39133:     
Editor: Corinne Cooze (submitted 2016-03-30).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 169 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Direct transcription, lowered M2 for S/ATTB choirs, as original alto line is too low (and also too high to be tenor) for most SATB choirs.

General Information

Title: Cum venerit Paraclitus (given in LU and modern books as Dum venerit Paraclitus)
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: STTB or ATTB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunion for 4th Sunday after Easter

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1550 in Choralis Constantinus, Volume 1
Description: Polyphonic Communio for the 4th Sunday after Easter (EF), also known as "Dum venerit Paraclitus"

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cum* venerit Paraclitus Spiritus veritatis,
ille arguet mundum de peccato
et de iustitia, et de judicio.
Alleluia, alleluia

In Solsemes publications the first word is given as "Dum".
English.png English translation

When the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, is come,
He will convince the world of sin,
and of justice and of judgement.
Alleluia, alleluia

English.png English translation

When the Paraclete shall come, the Spirit of truth,
He shall convince the world of sin,
and of justice, and of judgment,
alleluia, alleluia.
Translation by St Ann choir