Fidem refundens (Derrick Gerarde)

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Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2021-11-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 583 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a tone. Note values halved. Textual errors corrected.

General Information

Title: Fidem refundens
Composer: Derrick Gerarde
Lyricist: Ambrose of Milan
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetHymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript  in Lbl Royal Appendix 26, 28-30, no. 13
Description: A setting of the 2nd and 4th verses of the Easter hymn Hic est dies verus dei.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Fidem refundens perditis
coecosque visu illuminans:
quem non gravi solvit metu
latronis absolutio?

Opus stupent et angeli
poenam videntes corporis
Christoque adhaerentem reum
Vitam beatam carpere.
 

English.png English translation

Restoring faith to the lost
and enlightening the blind with sight,
whom does the thief's absolution
not release from heavy dread?

Even angels are astonished at the work,
seeing punishment of the body
and the guilty man clinging to Christ
to seize blessed life.