Sanguine dat vitam (Daniel Friderici)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-10)  CPDL #45380:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-07-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sanguine dat vitam
Composer: Daniel Friderici

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1623 in Bicinia sacra, no. 28
Description: Motet for Holy Friday. The Aegyptius ales is a pelican, referring to the common historical misconception that the bird nourishes its chicks with its own blood (whereas it only regurgitates pre-digested fish).

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Original text and translations

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Sanguine dat vitam pullis Aegyptius ales:
Tu mihi das vitam sanguine Christe tuo.