Quorum praecepto subditur (Heinrich Finck)

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  • (Posted 2010-09-07)  CPDL #22276:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-09-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on Das Chorwerk #9, edited by Rudolf Gerber, Berlin, 1931. Notation here is a major third higher than the original. Musica ficta, text underlay and translation by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Quorum praecepto subditur
Composer: Heinrich Finck

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Sacrorum hymnorum liber primus (Georg Rhau), no. 117
    2nd published: 1930 in Das Chorwerk, no. 9.7
Description: Hymn for feasts of Apostles and Evangelists. The text is the fourth verse of the hymn "Exsultet caelum laudibus"

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quorum praecepto subditur
Salus et languor omnium
Sanate aegros moribus
Nos redentes virtutibus.

English.png English translation

Ye to whose command is subject
The health and sickness of all,
Heal the ill in spirit,
Increasing us in virtue.