Rorate caeli (Francisco Guerrero)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-22)  CPDL #54863:      
Practice Parts: Soprano:   Alto:   Tenor:   Bass:  
Editor: William Chimiak (submitted 2019-07-22).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2004-12-01)  CPDL #08663:  Network.png
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2004-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 15.75 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Listed under 'Partituras nuevas'.
  • (Posted 2003-11-20)  CPDL #06122:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2003-11-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Rorate Caeli (2nd part of Canite tuba)
Composer: Francisco Guerrero

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1977 in The Chester Book of Motets, Book 6, no. 4

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Rorate caeli desuper et nubes pluant justum.
Aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem:
Verse (Ps. 84:8, different than that for the fourth Sunday in Advent)
Ostende nobis Domine misericordiam tuam
Et salutare tuum da nobis:
Veni Domine et noli tardare.

English.png English translation

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness:
Let the earth open and bring forth a Savior.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
And grand us your salvation:
Come, Lord, and do not delay.