Audivi vocem in/de caelo dicentem is the 2nd Magnificat antiphon for the Office of the Dead in Dominican books. Among several similar texts is Audivi vocem de[in] cœlo tamquam, the Responsory for the Octave of Easter, set by Belli.
Source of text is Revelation 14:13; see also the Anglican Burial Sentence I heard a voice from heaven.
Settings by composers
- Giulio Belli SSATTB ("…tanquam…", the Responsory)
- William Byrd ATTBarB
- Duarte Lobo SSTTTB
- Wietse Stuurman SATB
Other settings possibly not included in the manual list above
Text and translations
Audivi vocem in caelo dicentem mihi: 'Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur.'
I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me: Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.