Ego pro te rogavi (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2012-07-05)  CPDL #26689:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values.

General Information

Title: Ego pro te rogavi
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Source of text: Luke 22 v. 32 & Matthew 16 v. 19

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for the feast of SS Peter & Paul

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1556 in Sacrarum cantionum … quatuor vocum, liber 1, no. 9.2
    2nd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 3, no. 32.2
    3rd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 104
Description: 2nd part of a 2-part motet, the first part being Tu es Petrus

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ego pro te rogavi Petre, ut non deficiat fides tua:
Sed tu aliquando conversus confirma fratres tuos.
Et tibi dabo claves regni coelorum.

English.png English translation

I have prayed for thee, Peter, that thy faith fail not:
But thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.