Optimam partem (Nobuaki Izawa)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-26)  CPDL #39415:      Network.pngYouTube
Editor: Nobuaki Izawa (submitted 2016-04-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 84.3 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: Optimam partem
Composer: Nobuaki Izawa
Source of text: Luke 10:42,41

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunion for OT 16C

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2016
Description: Mary & Martha of Bethany (cf. Luke 10:38-42)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Optimam partem elegit.

Latin.png Latin text

42 Optimam partem elegit sibi Maria,
quae non auferetur ab ea in aeternum.

41 Martha, Martha, sollicita es, et turbaris erga plurima,
porro unum est necessarium.

English.png English translation

42 Mary hath chosen the best part,
which shall never be taken away from her.

41 Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things,
but one thing is needful.