Firstpublished:1607 in Gradualia II, no. 42 Description: Magnificat antiphon, 2nd Vespers, SS Peter & Paul
Original text and translations
Hodie Simon Petrus ascendit crucis patibulum, alleluia.
Hodie clavicularius regni gaudens migravit ad Christum.
Hodie Paulus apostolus, lumen orbis terrae, inclinato capite pro Christi nomine, martyrio coronatus est, alleluia.
Today Simon Peter ascended the gibbet of the cross, alleluia:
today he, keeper of the keys of the kingdom, departed hence with joy to Christ:
today did the Apostle Paul, the light of the whole world, bow his head, and for Christ’s Name’s sake
receive the crown of his martyrdom, alleluia.