Circumdederunt me viri mendaces (Jacob Regnart)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-13)  CPDL #54540:    (MIDI)    
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-06-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1568 print. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto is notated using tenor clefs.

General Information

Title: Circumdederunt me viri mendaces
Composer: Jacob Regnart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Novi thesauri musici (Pietro Giovannelli), Liber 1, no. 32
Description: A two-part motet for Passion Sunday.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Circumdederunt me viri mendaces sine causa,
flagellis ceciderunt me.
Sed tu Domine defensor vindica me.

Quoniam tribulatio proxima est
et non est qui adjuvet,
sed tu Domine defensor vindica me.