Audite caeli (Ottavio Catalani)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-05)  CPDL #59538:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-07-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition.

General Information

Title: Audite cœli
Composer: Ottavio Catalani

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: ST
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1616 in Selectae cantiones, no. 8
Description: A Concertato Motet for Soprano and Tenor. The lyrics are from the beginning of the Canticum magnum Moysis, Deuteronomium 32:1-3a.

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Original text and translations

Versio Vulgata: Deuteronomium 32:1-3a.

Latin.png Latin text

Audite, caeli, quae loquor:
audiat terra verba oris mei.
2 Concrescat ut pluvia doctrina mea,
fluat ut ros eloquium meum,
quasi imber super herbam,
et quasi stillae super gramina.
3 Quia nomen Domini invocabo:

Douay-Rheims Bible:

English.png English translation

Hear, O ye heavens, the things I speak,
let the earth give ear to the words of my mouth.
2 Let my doctrine gather as the rain,
let my speech distil as the dew,
as a shower upon the herb,
and as drops upon the grass.
3 Because I will invoke the name of the Lord: