Angelus autem Domini (Agostino Soderini)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-09-07).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Angelus autem Domini
Composer: Agostino Soderini

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598

Lyrics: Matthew ch.28, v. 2-3

Description: Motet for Easter Day from Sacrarum Cantionum octo et novem vocibus liber primus, Milan 1598.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Angelus autem Domini descendit de caelo,
et accedens revoluit lapidem, et sedet super eum.
Alleluia.
Et ecce terremotus factus est magnus.
Erat autem aspectu eius sicut sulgur
vestimenta autem eius sicut nix.
Alleluia.
 

English.png English translation

For the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Alleluia.
And behold, there was a great earthquake.
His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow:
Alleluia.