Erravi sicut ovis (Simone Molinaro)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-09-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Erravi sicut ovis
Composer: Simone Molinaro
Lyricist: Psalm 119, v. 176 (expanded)create page

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Sacrae symphoniae, no. 18
    2nd published: 1604 in Il primo libro de motetti a cinque voci, no. 8

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Erravi sicut ovis quae periit: quaere servum tuum,
pro quo ut non periret mori dignatus es et voluisti.

English.png English translation

I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: O seek thy servant,
for whom you are worthy to die, and you wish it, that he might not perish.