Oportet te fili gaudere (John Reager)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-08)  CPDL #79046:     
Editor: John Reager (submitted 2024-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 251 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Oportet te fili gaudere
Composer: John Reager
Lyricist: Bible: Luke 15: 32create page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2024
Description: This piece is part of a Lenten Motet series that will contain settings of all the communion propers in Lent. The keyboard reduction may be used for rehearsal or performance as desired.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Oportet te fili, gaudere,
quia frater tuus mortuus fuerat, et revixit:
perierat, et inventus est.

English.png English translation

My son, you should rejoice; for your brother who was dead
has come back to life; he was lost and he has been found.