Beati pauperes spiritu (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-22)   CPDL #52334:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-11-22).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 155 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values.

General Information

Title: Beati pauperes spiritu
Composer: Adrian Willaert

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Musica nova, no. 1.08

Description: The musical setting of the 8 beatitudes.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Beatitudes.

Latin.png Latin text

Beati pauperes spiritu, quoniam ipsorum est regnum coelorum.
Beati mites, quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram.
Beati qui lugent, quoniam ipsi consolabuntur.
Beati qui esuriunt et sitiunt justitiam, quoniam saturabuntur.
Beati misericordes, quoniam ipsi misericordiam consequentur.
Beati mundo corde, quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt.
Beati pacifici, quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur.

Beati qui persecutionum patiuntur propter justitiam, quoniam ipsorum est regnum coelorum.
Beati estis cum maledixerint vobis homines propter me et persecuti vos fuerint
et dixerint omne malum adversus vos mentientes propter me.
Gaudete et exsultate, quoniam merces vestra copiosa est in coelis.