Deus refugium et virtus (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2013-10-02)  CPDL #30227:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2013-10-02).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Deus refugium et virtus
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1603 in Sacrae cantiones I, no. 16

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Deus, refugium et virtus, adesto piis Ecclesiae precibus, auctor ipse pietatis,
et praesta ut quod fideliter petimus efficaciter consequamur.

English.png English translation

O God, refuge and strength, hear the pious prayers of the church, author of piety,
and grant that what we faithfully ask, we may effectually obtain.