Rorate coeli (Robert Hugill)

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  • CPDL #32679:   
Editor: Robert Hugill (submitted 2014-08-12).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
Edition notes: Original Composition by Robert Hugill

General Information

Title: Rorate Coeli
Composer: Robert Hugill
Source of text: Isaiah 45 v 8, Psalm 19 v 2 (Latin Vulgate Psalm 18)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet Introits for Advent IV

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2003

Description: A setting of verses from Isaiah 45 and Psalm 19 (Vulgate Psalm18) which form the Introit for the Fourth Sunday in Advent.

The motet is set for four part unaccompanied choir (SATB) and is part of Robert Hugill's sequence of motets Tempus per Annum setting the Latin introits for all the Sundays in the church's year and for major feasts.


External websites: https://soundcloud.com/roberthugill/07-robert-hugill-tempus-per?in=roberthugill/sets/tempus-per-annum-advent-motets

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Rorate coeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum: aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.

Coeli enarrant gloriam Dei: et opera manuum eius annuntiat firmamentum.

English.png English translation

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just:
let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.

The heavens show forth the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.