Benedicite, Spiritus (Claudio Merulo)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-17)  CPDL #22461:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-10-17).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 245 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Claudio Merulo: Collected Sacred Works, ed. James Bastian, American Institute of Musicology, 1977. Notation here is the original key with note values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Benedicite, Spiritus
Composer: Claudio Merulo

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A blessing for souls of the just, and saints.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Benedicite, spiritus
et animae justorum, Domino;
benedicite, sancti
et humiles corde, Domino.

English.png English translation

Bless the Lord, ye spirits
and souls of the just;
Bless the Lord, ye saints
and humble in heart.