Vidit Jacob scalam (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • CPDL #10809:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-03-11).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 121 kB    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised edition and synthesized MP3 (choral ahs) uploaded 2011-01-06.
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Transposed edition
  • CPDL #22967:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third for ATBarBB, with synthesized MP3 (trombone choir).
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General Information

Title: Vidit Jacob scalam
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1556 in Sacrarum cantionum … quinque et sex vocum, liber 5, no. 9.

Description: Feast of the Dedication of a Church. 5th Antiphon at Matins.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Vidit Jacob scalam,
Summitas ejus caelos tangebat,
Et Angelos descendentes,
Et dixit: Vere locus iste sanctus est. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

Jacob saw a ladder,
the top of which reached to heaven,
and angels descending on it.
And he said: Surely this place is holy. Alleluia.

Genesis 28:12,17