Ecce vicit Leo (Peter Philips)

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  • (Posted 2024-01-08)  CPDL #78655:     
Editor: Nicholaus Cummins (submitted 2024-01-08).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2004-06-13)  CPDL #07196:      (Finale 2005)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2004-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 23 pages, 356 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Ecce vicit Leo
Composer: Peter Philips

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613 in Cantiones sacrae octonis vocibus, no. 7

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ecce vicit Leo de tribu Juda,
radix David,
aperire librum,
et solvere septem signacula eius.

Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est,
accipere virtutem,
et divinitatem,
et sapientiam,
et fortitudinem,
et honorem,
et gloriam,
et benedictionem.

English.png English translation

Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the root of David,
hath prevailed to open the book
and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power,
and godliness,
and wisdom,
and strength,
and honour,
and glory,
and blessing.