Motet of the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (José Maurício Nunes Garcia)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-03)  CPDL #54454:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif Icon_mp3_globe.gif
Editor: Antonio Campos Monteiro Neto (submitted 2019-06-03).   Score information: Legal, 29 pages, 360 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Motteto da Festa da Degolação de S. João Bap.ta ("Motet of the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist")
Composer: José Maurício Nunes Garcia

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Orchestra 2022-2200 timpani & strings

First published:
Opus: CPM 63, 3 Sections
Description: "Misso Herodes" (for solo bass) is drawn from the Magnificat antiphon at First Vespers, while "Arguebat Herodem Joannes" is the 4th Psalm antiphon.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Joannes Baptista arguebat Herodem
Propter Herodiadem
quam tulerat fratri suo viventi uxorem

Misso Herodes spiculatore
præcepit amputare caput Joannis in carcere.