In coelestibus regnis a 6 (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-23)  CPDL #36903:   
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2015-09-23).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile of original print.

General Information

Title: In coelestibus regnis a 6
Composer: Jacob Handl

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: ATTBarBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Opus musicum, Volume 4, no. 54
Description: A brief two-part motet suitable for the feast day of a Saint and Martyr, or for All Saints.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

In coelestibus regnis sanctorum habitatio est, et in aeterno requies eorum.
Exultabunt sancti in gloria laetabuntur in cubilibus suis.

English.png English translation

In the heavenly realm is the dwelling place of the saints, and their eternal rest.
The saints will rejoice in glory, [and] shall be joyful in their beds.