O quam gloriosum (Jacobus Vaet)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-29)  CPDL #53094:       
Editor: Gary Harney (submitted 2019-01-29).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved. Cautionary accidentals editorial. Final on D.
  • (Posted 2018-05-28)  CPDL #49873:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 444 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Jacobus Vaet: Sämtliche Werke I, ed. Milton Steinhardt, 1961. Notation here is a tone higher than original with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and editorial accidentals by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 30 Dec 2017

General Information

Title: O quam gloriosum
Composer: Jacobus Vaet

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for All Saints

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599
    2nd published: 1929 in Das Chorwerk, no. 2.2
    3rd published: 2004 in Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs, no. 51

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O quam gloriosum.

Latin.png Latin text

O quam gloriósum est régnum,
in quo cum Chrísto
gaudent ómnes sáncti!
Amícti stólis álbis,
et sequúntur Agnum
quocúmque íerit.

English.png English translation

O how glorious is the kingdom
in which with Christ
all the saints rejoice!
Dressed in white robes,
and they follow the Lamb
wherever he goes.