Erravi (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #12499:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-09-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Erravi
Composer: Francisco Valls

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico, facsimile, including this score, published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas.

Description: The Composer explains that the purpose of the composition is "para expresar el sentido de la letra". This may have been a mistake in transcription. He may have meant "para expresar el sentido del error", i.e. to express the feeling of having erred.

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Original text and translations

Bible (Vulgate) Psalm 118 verse 176

Latin.png Latin text

Erravi sicut ovis quae periit

English.png English translation

I have gone astray as the sheep that is lost.