Ad te levavi (Tract) (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-17)  CPDL #62423:       
Editor: Corinne Cooze (submitted 2021-01-17).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 500 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Direct transcription, contains Low D in Alto line.

General Information

Title: Ad te Levavi (Tract)
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetTract for Lent III

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1550 in Choralis Constantinus, Volume 1
Description: Polyphonic Tract for Lent III

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ad te levávi óculos meos, qui hábitas in cælis.
V. Ecce sicut óculi servórum in mánibus dominórum suórum.
V. Et sicut óculi ancíllæ in mánibus dóminæ suæ:
ita óculi nostri ad Dóminum Deum nostrum, donec misereátur nostri.
V. Miserére nobis, Dómine, miserére nobis.

English.png English translation

To Thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
V. Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters.
V. And as the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress:
so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until He have mercy on us.
V. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.