Statuit Jesus parvulum (Philipp Dulichius)

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  • CPDL #29221:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2013-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Statuit Jesus parvulum
Composer: Philipp Dulichius
Text: Matthew 18:2-3

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Fasciculus novus (Stettin)

Description: This motet is assigned to Michaelmas, being taken from the Gospel of the day (although the text itself has no direct connection to the feast).

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Statuit Jesus parvulum in medio discipulorum suorum et dixit:
Amen dico vobis, nisi conversi fueritis et efficiamini sicut parvuli,
non intrabitis in regnum coelorum.

English.png English translation

Jesus set a little child in the midst of his disciples, and said:
"Amen I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."