Non est alia natio (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #12804:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-10-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Some guesswork in setting words to choral parts. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Non est alia natio
Composer: Francisco Valls

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico

Description: Manuscript, including this score, published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. Figured bass unclear in places from poor reproduction. Few indications as to how words fit the choral parts.

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Original text and translations

From the Bible, Deuteronomy, chapter 4, verse 7

Latin.png Latin text

Non est alia natio tam grandis, quæ habeat deos appropinquantes sibi, sicut tu, Deus noster, adest.

English.png English translation

For what nation is there so great, who hath gods so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is.