Isti sunt viri sancti (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • CPDL #26777:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-16).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Isti sunt viri sancti
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for the feasts of Apostles and Evangelists.

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1564 in Motecta festorum totius anni liber primus, 4vv, no. 30.
   2. Published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 135.
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Isti sunt viri sancti, quos elegit Dominus in charitate non ficta,
et dedit illis gloriam sempiternam:
quorum doctrina fulget Ecclesia,
ut sole luna.

English.png English translation

These men are holy, whom the Lord hath chosen in love unfeigned,
and has given them glory everlasting:
By whose doctrine the Church is made resplendent,
even as the moon by the sun.