Sol occasum nesciens (Heinrich Isaac)

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General Information

Title: Sol occasum nesciens
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SAT or ATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1541 in Trium vocum cantiones (Petreius, Nuremberg), no. 5
    2nd published: c.1560 in Selectissimorum triciniorum (Berg & Neuber, Nuremberg), no. 18
Description: This is a different piece from the 'complete' (that is, alternatim) 4-part setting in Choralis Constantinus II

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sol occasum nesciens,
stella semper rutilans,
semper clara.

English.png English translation

A sun which knows no setting,
a star that always shines,
always clear.

Translation by Edward Tambling