Sustinuimus pacem (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-27)   CPDL #51604:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto parts are in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Sustinuimus pacem
Composer: Adrian Willaert
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1559 in Musica nova, no. 1.09.

Description: The Altus and the Tenor sings a canon in the fifth. Therefore the Altus is notated in G major, whereas the other 4 voices in C major.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sustinuimus pacem et non venit,
quaesivimus bona et ecce turbatio,
cognovimus, Domine, peccata nostra,
non in perpetuum obliviscaris nos.

Peccavimus cum patribus nostris,
injuste egimus, iniquitatem fecimus,
non in perpetuum obliviscaris nos.