Ecce merces sanctorum (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-29)   CPDL #52740: 
Original key (high chiavette):      
Transposed down a tone:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-12-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1584 Gardano print. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Ecce merces sanctorum
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Motettorum liber quintus, 5vv, no. 13

Description: This is an expanded text of an Antiphon for the feast of Common of Martyrs

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ecce merces sanctorum copiosa est apud Deum,
ipsi vero pro Christo mortui sunt,
et ideo coronas triumphales meruerunt,
et sic exsultantes in conspectu Dei
vivent in aeternum.