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==Music files==
 
==Music files==
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===Vocal scores===
 
===Vocal scores===
*'''CPDL #2745:''' [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/sheet/faure/faur-11u.pdf {{Pdf}}] [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/source/faure/faur-11u.sib Sibelius 1]
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*{{PostedDate|2019-01-07}} {{CPDLno|52840}} [[Media:Faure_Cantique_voices_only.pdf|{{pdf}}]] [[Media:Faure_Cantique_voices_only.mxl|{{XML}}]] [[Media:Faure_Cantique_voices_only.capx|{{Capx}}]]  
{{Editor|Denis Mason|2001-06-05}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|6|}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
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{{Editor|Andrew Sims|2019-01-07}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|4|93}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
:'''Edition notes:''' arranged for women's voices SSA. {{KbdVer}}
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:'''Edition notes:''' Score with voice parts only. {{MXL}}
  
*'''CPDL #2744:''' [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/sheet/faure/faur-11m.pdf {{Pdf}}] [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/source/faure/faur-11m.sib Sibelius 1]
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*{{PostedDate|2016-02-08}} {{CPDLno|38512}} [[Media:Cantique_de_Jean_Racine-Organ_Accpt.pdf|{{pdf}}]]  
{{Editor|Denis Mason|2001-06-05}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|6|}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
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{{Editor|Mark Winges|2016-02-08}}{{ScoreInfo|Letter|8|121}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
:'''Edition notes:''' arranged for men's voices TBB. {{KbdVer}}
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:'''Edition notes:''' Accompaniment arranged for organ
  
*'''CPDL #130:''' [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/sheet/faure/faur-can.pdf {{Pdf}}] [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/sound/faure/faur-can.mid {{Mid}}] [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/source/faure/faur-can.zip Finale 1998]
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*{{CPDLno|27780}} [http://www.solovoces.com/request.php?342 {{net}}]
{{Editor|Rafael Ornes|1999-03-22}} '''Score information:''' 248 kbytes   {{Copy|CPDL}}
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{{Editor|Fernando Gómez Jácome|2012-12-12}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|9|164}}{{Copy|Personal}}
:'''Edition notes:''' {{KbdVer}}
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:'''Edition notes:''' SATB and piano.  {{KbdVer}}
:{{ScoreError|Word “Disipe” should be “Dissipe”.}}
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* {{CPDLno|2745}} [[Media:ws-faur-11u.pdf|{{Pdf}}]] [[Media:Faur-11u.mxl|{{XML}}]][[Media:ws-faur-11u.sib|{{sib}}]] (Sibelius 1) 
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{{Editor|Denis Mason|2001-06-05}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|6|252}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
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:'''Edition notes:''' arranged for women's voices SSA. {{KbdVer}}. {{MXL}}
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* {{CPDLno|2744}} [[Media:ws-faur-11m.pdf|{{Pdf}}]] [[Media:Faur-11m.mxl|{{XML}}]] [[Media:ws-faur-11m.sib|{{sib}}]] (Sibelius 1) 
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{{Editor|Denis Mason|2001-06-05}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|6|251}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
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:'''Edition notes:''' arranged for men's voices TBB. {{KbdVer}}. {{MXL}}
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* {{CPDLno|130}} [[Media:ws-faur-can.pdf|{{Pdf}}]] [[Media:ws-faur-can.mid|{{Mid}}]] [[Media:ws-faur-can.mxl|{{XML}}]] [[Media:ws-faur-can.mus|{{mus}}]] (Finale 1998)
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{{Editor|Rafael Ornes|1999-03-22}}{{ScoreInfo|Letter|10|246}}{{Copy|CPDL}}
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:{{ScoreError|Word “Disipe” should be “Dissipe”; m. 28 beat 2: keyboard part should be F in both octaves, not Eb and F.}}
  
 
===Full scores and parts===
 
===Full scores and parts===
*'''CPDL #13637:''' [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/3/3a/Cantique_de_JR_FS%2CPx_PML.pdf {{Pdf}}]
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* {{CPDLno|13637}} [[Media:Cantique de JR FS,Px PML.pdf|{{Pdf}}]]
{{Editor|Philip Legge|2007-02-23}}'''Score information:''' A4, 25 pages, 355 kbytes   {{Copy|Personal}}
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{{Editor|Philip Legge|2007-02-23}}{{ScoreInfo|A4|31|468}}{{Copy|Personal}}
:'''Edition notes:''' short score and instrumental parts for string orchestra version arr. Philip Legge (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass). The short score occupies pages 1–9, and the parts pages 10–25.
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:'''Edition notes:''' short score and instrumental parts for string orchestra version arr. Philip Legge (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass). The short score occupies pages 1–10, and the parts pages 11–31. Revised 13 November 2009 to amend errors.
:{{ScoreError|final stave of page 4 does not have any lines}}
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===Audio files===
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{{TrainingAids
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|file2 = Fauré-Racine_alto.mid |desc2 = Alto
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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
'''Title:''' ''Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11''<br>
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'''Title:''' ''Cantique de Jean Racine'', Op. 11<br>
 
{{Composer|Gabriel Fauré}}
 
{{Composer|Gabriel Fauré}}
 
{{Lyricist|Jean Racine}}
 
{{Lyricist|Jean Racine}}
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{{Genre|Sacred|Motets|Anthems}}
 
{{Genre|Sacred|Motets|Anthems}}
 
{{Language|French}}
 
{{Language|French}}
'''Instruments:''' {{StrAcc|String quartet/quintet}}<br>
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{{Instruments|various: keyboard, strings (quartet/quintet, w/ & wo/ harmonium, harp), orchestra}}
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{{Pub|1|1865|(keyboard version, Schoen);|1866|(harmonium & strings);|1905|(orchestra 2222-2000-str-hp, Hamelle)}}
  
'''Description:''' The text is a French translation, by the 17th century French dramatist [[Jean Racine]], of a medieval Latin [[:Category:Hymns|hymn]]. When [[Gabriel Fauré]] set the translation to music, he gave it the title ''Cantique de Jean Racine'', rather than the title of the original hymn.
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'''Description:''' The text is a French translation, by the 17th century French dramatist [[Jean Racine]], of a medieval Latin [[:Category:Office hymns|hymn]], [[Consors paterni luminis]]. When [[Gabriel Fauré]] set the translation to music, he gave it the title ''Cantique de Jean Racine'', rather than the title of the original hymn.
  
 
'''External websites:'''
 
'''External websites:'''
*[[Wikipedia:Cantique_de_Jean_Racine|Wikipedia article]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Cantique de Jean Racine|Wikipedia article]]
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*[http://imslp.org/wiki/Cantique_de_Jean_Racine,_Op.11_(Fauré,_Gabriel) Hamelle piano score & other editions] at IMSLP
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*[{{website|wimabycomp}}Faure.php arr. for organ accompt.] at WIMA
  
 
==Original text and translations==
 
==Original text and translations==
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Verbe, égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance,
 
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Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux ;
{{Text|French}}
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De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence,
 
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Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux !
Verbe, égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance,<br>
 
Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux;<br>
 
De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence,<br>
 
Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux!<br>
 
 
 
Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante, <br>
 
Que tout l'enfer fuie au son de ta voix; <br>
 
Dissipe le sommeil d'une âme languissante, <br>
 
Qui la conduit à l'oubli de tes lois! <br>
 
 
 
O Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle <br>
 
Pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé.<br>
 
Reçois les chants qu'il offre à ta gloire immortelle, <br>
 
Et de tes dons qu'il retourne comblé! <br>
 
 
 
 
 
{{Translation|English}}
 
 
 
Word, equal to the Almighty, our only hope, <br>
 
Eternal light of the earth and the Heavens; <br>
 
We break the peaceful night's silence, <br>
 
Divine Saviour, cast your eyes upon us! <br>
 
 
 
Spread the fire of your mighty grace upon us <br>
 
May the entire hell flee at the sound of your voice; <br>
 
Disperse from any slothful soul the drowsiness <br>
 
Which induces it to forget your laws! <br>
 
 
 
Oh Christ, look with favour upon this faithful people <br>
 
Which has now gathered to bless you. <br>
 
Receive its singing, offered to your immortal glory, <br>
 
And may it leave with the gifts you have bestowed upon it!<br>
 
 
 
 
 
{{Translation|English}}
 
 
 
Word of God the most high, our sole hope,<br>
 
eternal day of the earth and heavens<br>
 
as we break the silence of the peaceful night<br>
 
divine saviour, look down upon us.<br>
 
 
 
Imbue us with the fire of thy great mercy<br>
 
so that hell itself will flee at the sound of your voice<br>
 
disperse the sleep which leads our languishing souls<br>
 
to stray from the path of righteousness.<br>
 
 
 
O Christ show your favour to your faithful people<br>
 
who have come together to worship you<br>
 
receive the praises that they offer up to your immortal glory<br>
 
and may they come back laden with the gift of your grace.<br>
 
 
 
 
 
{{Translation|English}}
 
 
 
O Word, worthy of the Most High, <br>
 
our sole hope, eternal day of earth and the heavens, <br>
 
we break the silence of the peaceful night. <br>
 
Divine saviour, cast Thine eyes upon us!  
 
  
Shed the light of Thy mighty grace upon us. <br>
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Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante,
Let all Hell flee at the sound of Thy voice. <br>
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Que tout l'enfer fuie au son de ta voix ;
Dispel the slumber of a languishing soul <br>
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Dissipe le sommeil d'une âme languissante,
that leads it to the forgetting of Thy laws!  
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Qui la conduit à l'oubli de tes lois !
  
O Christ, be favorable unto this faithful people <br>
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O Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle
now gathered to bless Thee. <br>
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Pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé.
Recieve these hymns it offers unto Thine immortal glory <br>
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Reçois les chants qu'il offre à ta gloire immortelle,
and may it return fulfilled by Thy gifts.
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Et de tes dons qu'il retourne comblé !
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}}
  
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{{mdl|3}}{{Translation|English|
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O Word, equal of the Most High,
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Our sole hope, eternal day of earth and the heavens,
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We break the silence of the peaceful night.
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Divine Saviour, cast Thine eyes upon us!
  
{{Translation|Dutch}}
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Shed the light of Thy mighty grace upon us.
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Let all Hell flee at the sound of Thy voice.
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Dispel the slumber of a languishing soul
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That leads it to the forgetting of Thy laws!
  
Woord dat gelijk is aan de Allerhoogste, onze enige hoop<br>
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O Christ, be favorable unto this faithful people
Eeuwig daglicht van aarde en hemelen <br>
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Now gathered to bless Thee.
Vanuit de vredige nacht verbreken we de stilte<br>
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Receive the hymns it offers unto Thine immortal glory
Goddelijke Verlosser, richt Uw blik op ons.<br>
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And may it return laden with Thy gifts.
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}}
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{{mdl|3}}{{Text|Latin|
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CONSORS paterni luminis,
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lux ipse lucis et dies,
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noctem canendo rumpimus:
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assiste postulantibus.
  
Verspreid onder ons het vuur van Uw machtige genade<br>
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Aufer tenebras mentium,
Opdat de hel vluchte bij het horen van uw stem<br>
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fuga catervas daemonum,
Verjaag de slaap van een kwijnende ziel,<br>
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expelle somnolentiam
die haar Uw wetten doet vergeten<br>
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ne pigritantes obruat.
  
O Christus, wees het trouwe volk welgezind<br>
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Sic, Christe, nobis omnibus
Dat nu bijeen is om U te loven<br> Ontvang de liederen die het aanbiedt<br>
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indulgeas credentibus,
Ter ere van Uw onsterfelijke glorie en Uw gaven<br>
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ut prosit exorantibus
Opdat het weer gelukkig wordt.  
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quod praecinentes psallimus.}}
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{{bottom}}
  
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{{top}}{{Translation|Dutch|
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Woord dat gelijk is aan de Allerhoogste, onze enige hoop
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Eeuwig daglicht van aarde en hemelen
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Vanuit de vredige nacht verbreken we de stilte
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Goddelijke Verlosser, richt Uw blik op ons.
  
{{Translation|German}}
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Verspreid onder ons het vuur van Uw machtige genade
''by [[Peter Gerloff]]''
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Opdat de hel vluchte bij het horen van uw stem
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Verjaag de slaap van een kwijnende ziel,
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die haar Uw wetten doet vergeten
  
German poetic translation, compatible to the music [http://people.freenet.de/Liedtexte-2/FAURE.pdf {{extpdf}}]
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O Christus, wees het trouwe volk welgezind
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Dat nu bijeen is om U te loven
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Ontvang de liederen die het aanbiedt
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Ter ere van Uw onsterfelijke glorie en Uw gaven
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Opdat het weer gelukkig wordt.
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}}
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{{mdl|3}}{{Translation|German|
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''by [[Peter Gerloff]]'' (poetic translation, compatible with the music [http://people.freenet.de/Liedtexte-2/FAURE.pdf {{extpdf}}])
  
Wort aus Gott vor der Zeit, du Anfang ohne Ende,<br>
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Wort aus Gott vor der Zeit, du Anfang ohne Ende,
das alles schuf und durchdringt und belebt,<br>
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das alles schuf und durchdringt und belebt,
zum Lobpreis deiner Macht erheben wir die Hände,<br>
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zum Lobpreis deiner Macht erheben wir die Hände,
 
vor dessen Größe alles Sein erbebt.
 
vor dessen Größe alles Sein erbebt.
  
Ergieß auf uns das Feuer der göttlichen Gnade,<br>
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Ergieß auf uns das Feuer der göttlichen Gnade,
dass Nacht und Schuld vor deiner Stimme fliehn,<br>
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dass Nacht und Schuld vor deiner Stimme fliehn,
und lass nicht zu, dass wir, verirrt auf dunklem Pfade,<br>
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und lass nicht zu, dass wir, verirrt auf dunklem Pfade,
 
uns deinem heiligen Willen entziehn.
 
uns deinem heiligen Willen entziehn.
  
Du Quelle aller Weisheit, schenk Liebe und Glauben,<br>
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Du Quelle aller Weisheit, schenk Liebe und Glauben,
wenn wir vereint deine Gaben erflehn,<br>
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wenn wir vereint deine Gaben erflehn,
und was uns eigne Torheit und Herzenshärte rauben,<br>
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und was uns eigne Torheit und Herzenshärte rauben,
 
lass unterm Strahl deiner Wahrheit erstehn.
 
lass unterm Strahl deiner Wahrheit erstehn.
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{{mdl|3}}{{Translation|Icelandic|
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''by Böðvar Guðmundsson''
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Heill þér, himneska orð sem von um daga vekur
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um eilífð hljóma á himni og jörð.
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Þú hvíld um myrka nótt, rjúf helsi dauðans þagnar,
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skín friðarljós, til frelsis öllum heim.
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Kynd okkur hjá, þinn hátignar funa og heli burt víki,
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mildur, blíður mannkærleikans rómur skær.
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Hrek doðans drunga svefn, slít dróma hverrar sálar,
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sem færist lífgjafans lögmáli fjær.
  
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Ó, Kristur, veittu frið, gefðu líkn þínum lýði,
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þitt lífsins orð sé í hjörtu hans skráð.
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Heyr söngva okkar óma ódauðleikans blóma
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um þína ást, þína eilífu náð.
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{{btm}}
  
{{Translation|Italian}}
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{{top}}{{Translation|Italian|
 
''by Francesco Pesce''
 
''by Francesco Pesce''
  
Verbo dell'Onnipotente, nostra unica speranza,<br>
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Verbo dell'Onnipotente, nostra unica speranza,
giorno eterno della terra e del cielo;<br>
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giorno eterno della terra e del cielo;
Noi rompiamo il silenzio della notte pacifica,<br>
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Noi rompiamo il silenzio della notte pacifica,
Divino Onnipotente, poggia su di noi i tuoi occhi!<br>
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Divino Onnipotente, poggia su di noi i tuoi occhi!
  
Spandi su di noi il fuoco della tua grande misericordia,<br>
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Spandi su di noi il fuoco della tua grande misericordia,
fa che tutto l'inferno fugga al suono della tua voce;<br>
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fa che tutto l'inferno fugga al suono della tua voce;
Dissipa il sonno di un'anima che langue,<br>
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Dissipa il sonno di un'anima che langue,
che la conduce all'oblio delle tue leggi!<br>
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che la conduce all'oblio delle tue leggi!
  
O Cristo, sii favorevole a questa gente fedele<br>
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O Cristo, sii favorevole a questa gente fedele
che si è riunita per benedirti.<br>
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che si è riunita per benedirti.
Ricevi i canti che offriamo alla tua gloria immortale,<br>
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Ricevi i canti che offriamo alla tua gloria immortale,
 
e possano tornare carichi dei tuoi doni!
 
e possano tornare carichi dei tuoi doni!
 
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}}
 
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{{mdl|3}}{{Translation|Italian|
{{Translation|Italian}}
 
 
''by Simone Bonetti''
 
''by Simone Bonetti''
  
Verbo pari all’altissimo,<br>
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Verbo pari all’altissimo,
Nostra unica speranza,<br>
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Nostra unica speranza,
Luce eterna della terra e dei cieli,<br>
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Luce eterna della terra e dei cieli,
Della pacifica notte rompiamo il silenzio,<br>
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Della pacifica notte rompiamo il silenzio,
Divino Salvatore, degnati di guardarci!<br>
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Divino Salvatore, degnati di guardarci!
Cospargici del fuoco della tua potente grazia,<br>
 
Che tutto l’inferno fugga al suono della tua voce<br>
 
Dissipa il sonno di un’anima languida,<br>
 
Che la induce a dimenticare le tue leggi,<br>
 
O Cristo, sii benevolo verso questo popolo fedele,<br>
 
Ora riunito per benedirti,<br>
 
Accogli i canti che offre alla tua immortale gloria,<br>
 
E fa che ritorni colmo dei tuoi doni.<br>
 
  
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Cospargici del fuoco della tua potente grazia,
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Che tutto l’inferno fugga al suono della tua voce
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Dissipa il sonno di un’anima languida,
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Che la induce a dimenticare le tue leggi,
  
{{Translation|Spanish}}
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O Cristo, sii benevolo verso questo popolo fedele,
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Ora riunito per benedirti,
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Accogli i canti che offre alla tua immortale gloria,
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E fa che ritorni colmo dei tuoi doni.
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}}
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{{mdl|3}}{{Translation|Spanish|
 
''by Manuel Espejo (Colombia)''
 
''by Manuel Espejo (Colombia)''
  
Palabra, igual al altísimo, nuestra única esperanza,<br>
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Palabra, igual al altísimo, nuestra única esperanza,
Día eterno de la tiera y los cielos;<br>
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Día eterno de la tiera y los cielos;
De la apacible noche rompemos el silencio,<br>
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De la apacible noche rompemos el silencio,
¡Divino salvador, posa en nosotros tus ojos!<br>
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¡Divino salvador, posa en nosotros tus ojos!
  
Pasa sobre nosotros el fuego de tu gracia poderosa, <br>
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Pasa sobre nosotros el fuego de tu gracia poderosa,
Que todo el infierno huya al sonido de tu voz; <br>
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Que todo el infierno huya al sonido de tu voz;
Disipa el sueño de un alma que languidece, <br>
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Disipa el sueño de un alma que languidece,
¡Que se ha ido olvidando de cumplir tus leyes! <br>
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¡Que se ha ido olvidando de cumplir tus leyes!
  
Oh, Cristo, se favorable a tu pueblo fiel <br>
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Oh, Cristo, se favorable a tu pueblo fiel
Que para bendecirte se ha reunido.<br>
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Que para bendecirte se ha reunido.
Recibe los cantos que ofrece a tu gloria inmortal, <br>
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Recibe los cantos que ofrece a tu gloria inmortal,
 
¡Y de tus dones lleno, retorna a nosotros!
 
¡Y de tus dones lleno, retorna a nosotros!
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{{btm}}
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{{Translation|Finnish|''by Lassi Luomanen''
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Kaikkivaltiaan vertainen sana, ainoa toivomme, ikuinen päivä maan ja taivaiden. Rikomme rauhaisan yön hiljaisuuden,
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Vapahtaja, käännä katseesi meihin!
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Luo yllemme mahtavan armosi loiste, paetkoon koko helvetti äänesi voimasta. Hälvennä riutuvan sielun väsymys, jonka vuoksi lakisi unohdetaan!
  
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Oi Kristus, ole suosiollinen näille uskollisille ihmisille, jotka ovat nyt kokoontuneet sinua siunaamaan.
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Ota vastaan hymnit kuolemattomalle kunniallesi, ja kera kaikkien lahjojesi luoksemme palaa!}}
  
 
[[Category:Sheet music]]
 
[[Category:Sheet music]]
 
[[Category:Romantic music]]
 
[[Category:Romantic music]]

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  • (Posted 2019-01-07)   CPDL #52840:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score with voice parts only. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-02-08)   CPDL #38512:   
Editor: Mark Winges (submitted 2016-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Accompaniment arranged for organ
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Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2012-12-12).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 164 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB and piano. Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment.
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Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-06-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 252 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: arranged for women's voices SSA. Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment.. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #02744:      (Sibelius 1)
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-06-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 251 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: arranged for men's voices TBB. Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment.. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #00130:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 246 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Word “Disipe” should be “Dissipe”; m. 28 beat 2: keyboard part should be F in both octaves, not Eb and F. See the discussion page for full description.

Full scores and parts

  • CPDL #13637:   
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2007-02-23).   Score information: A4, 31 pages, 468 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: short score and instrumental parts for string orchestra version arr. Philip Legge (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass). The short score occupies pages 1–10, and the parts pages 11–31. Revised 13 November 2009 to amend errors.

Audio files

  • Training aids:   Soprano:    Alto:    Tenor:    Bass:  
Contributor: Helene Morleghem (submitted 2015-04-15).   Copyright: CPDL

General Information

Title: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Lyricist: Jean Racine

Number of voices: 4vv or 3vv (arrangements)   Voicings: SATB (original), SSA and TBB (arrangements)
Genre: SacredMotetAnthem

Language: French
Instruments: various: keyboard, strings (quartet/quintet, w/ & wo/ harmonium, harp), orchestra

First published: 1865 (keyboard version, Schoen);

Description: The text is a French translation, by the 17th century French dramatist Jean Racine, of a medieval Latin hymn, Consors paterni luminis. When Gabriel Fauré set the translation to music, he gave it the title Cantique de Jean Racine, rather than the title of the original hymn.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Verbe, égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance,
Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux ;
De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence,
Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux !

Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante,
Que tout l'enfer fuie au son de ta voix ;
Dissipe le sommeil d'une âme languissante,
Qui la conduit à l'oubli de tes lois !

O Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle
Pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé.
Reçois les chants qu'il offre à ta gloire immortelle,
Et de tes dons qu'il retourne comblé !
 

English.png English translation

O Word, equal of the Most High,
Our sole hope, eternal day of earth and the heavens,
We break the silence of the peaceful night.
Divine Saviour, cast Thine eyes upon us!

Shed the light of Thy mighty grace upon us.
Let all Hell flee at the sound of Thy voice.
Dispel the slumber of a languishing soul
That leads it to the forgetting of Thy laws!

O Christ, be favorable unto this faithful people
Now gathered to bless Thee.
Receive the hymns it offers unto Thine immortal glory
And may it return laden with Thy gifts.
 

Latin.png Latin text

CONSORS paterni luminis,
lux ipse lucis et dies,
noctem canendo rumpimus:
assiste postulantibus.

Aufer tenebras mentium,
fuga catervas daemonum,
expelle somnolentiam
ne pigritantes obruat.

Sic, Christe, nobis omnibus
indulgeas credentibus,
ut prosit exorantibus
quod praecinentes psallimus.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Woord dat gelijk is aan de Allerhoogste, onze enige hoop
Eeuwig daglicht van aarde en hemelen
Vanuit de vredige nacht verbreken we de stilte
Goddelijke Verlosser, richt Uw blik op ons.

Verspreid onder ons het vuur van Uw machtige genade
Opdat de hel vluchte bij het horen van uw stem
Verjaag de slaap van een kwijnende ziel,
die haar Uw wetten doet vergeten

O Christus, wees het trouwe volk welgezind
Dat nu bijeen is om U te loven
Ontvang de liederen die het aanbiedt
Ter ere van Uw onsterfelijke glorie en Uw gaven
Opdat het weer gelukkig wordt.
 

German.png German translation

by Peter Gerloff (poetic translation, compatible with the music Icon_pdf_globe.gif)

Wort aus Gott vor der Zeit, du Anfang ohne Ende,
das alles schuf und durchdringt und belebt,
zum Lobpreis deiner Macht erheben wir die Hände,
vor dessen Größe alles Sein erbebt.

Ergieß auf uns das Feuer der göttlichen Gnade,
dass Nacht und Schuld vor deiner Stimme fliehn,
und lass nicht zu, dass wir, verirrt auf dunklem Pfade,
uns deinem heiligen Willen entziehn.

Du Quelle aller Weisheit, schenk Liebe und Glauben,
wenn wir vereint deine Gaben erflehn,
und was uns eigne Torheit und Herzenshärte rauben,
lass unterm Strahl deiner Wahrheit erstehn.
 

Icelandic.png Icelandic translation

by Böðvar Guðmundsson

Heill þér, himneska orð sem von um daga vekur
um eilífð hljóma á himni og jörð.
Þú hvíld um myrka nótt, rjúf helsi dauðans þagnar,
skín friðarljós, til frelsis öllum heim.

Kynd okkur hjá, þinn hátignar funa og heli burt víki,
mildur, blíður mannkærleikans rómur skær.
Hrek doðans drunga svefn, slít dróma hverrar sálar,
sem færist lífgjafans lögmáli fjær.

Ó, Kristur, veittu frið, gefðu líkn þínum lýði,
þitt lífsins orð sé í hjörtu hans skráð.
Heyr söngva okkar óma ódauðleikans blóma
um þína ást, þína eilífu náð.
 

Italian.png Italian translation

by Francesco Pesce

Verbo dell'Onnipotente, nostra unica speranza,
giorno eterno della terra e del cielo;
Noi rompiamo il silenzio della notte pacifica,
Divino Onnipotente, poggia su di noi i tuoi occhi!

Spandi su di noi il fuoco della tua grande misericordia,
fa che tutto l'inferno fugga al suono della tua voce;
Dissipa il sonno di un'anima che langue,
che la conduce all'oblio delle tue leggi!

O Cristo, sii favorevole a questa gente fedele
che si è riunita per benedirti.
Ricevi i canti che offriamo alla tua gloria immortale,
e possano tornare carichi dei tuoi doni!
 

Italian.png Italian translation

by Simone Bonetti

Verbo pari all’altissimo,
Nostra unica speranza,
Luce eterna della terra e dei cieli,
Della pacifica notte rompiamo il silenzio,
Divino Salvatore, degnati di guardarci!

Cospargici del fuoco della tua potente grazia,
Che tutto l’inferno fugga al suono della tua voce
Dissipa il sonno di un’anima languida,
Che la induce a dimenticare le tue leggi,

O Cristo, sii benevolo verso questo popolo fedele,
Ora riunito per benedirti,
Accogli i canti che offre alla tua immortale gloria,
E fa che ritorni colmo dei tuoi doni.
 

Spanish.png Spanish translation

by Manuel Espejo (Colombia)

Palabra, igual al altísimo, nuestra única esperanza,
Día eterno de la tiera y los cielos;
De la apacible noche rompemos el silencio,
¡Divino salvador, posa en nosotros tus ojos!

Pasa sobre nosotros el fuego de tu gracia poderosa,
Que todo el infierno huya al sonido de tu voz;
Disipa el sueño de un alma que languidece,
¡Que se ha ido olvidando de cumplir tus leyes!

Oh, Cristo, se favorable a tu pueblo fiel
Que para bendecirte se ha reunido.
Recibe los cantos que ofrece a tu gloria inmortal,
¡Y de tus dones lleno, retorna a nosotros!
 

Finnish.png Finnish translation

by Lassi Luomanen

Kaikkivaltiaan vertainen sana, ainoa toivomme, ikuinen päivä maan ja taivaiden. Rikomme rauhaisan yön hiljaisuuden,
Vapahtaja, käännä katseesi meihin!

Luo yllemme mahtavan armosi loiste, paetkoon koko helvetti äänesi voimasta. Hälvennä riutuvan sielun väsymys, jonka vuoksi lakisi unohdetaan!

Oi Kristus, ole suosiollinen näille uskollisille ihmisille, jotka ovat nyt kokoontuneet sinua siunaamaan.
Ota vastaan hymnit kuolemattomalle kunniallesi, ja kera kaikkien lahjojesi luoksemme palaa!