Domus pudici pectoris (Heinrich Finck)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-17)  CPDL #61498:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-11-17).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. The hymn in St. Gallen chant-variant included.
  • (Posted 2010-09-07)  CPDL #22271:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-09-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 151 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Das Chorwerk 9, ed. Rudolf Gerber, Berlin, 1932. Notation here is a minor third higher than the original. To ease SATB performance, we have exchanged the Alto and Tenor parts in measures 11-14 and 30-32. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Domus pudici pectoris
Composer: Heinrich Finck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn at Lauds on Christmas Day

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Sacrorum hymnorum liber primus (Georg Rhau), no. 9
    2nd published: 1930 in Das Chorwerk, no. 9.1
Description: Hymn at Lauds on Christmas Day (Verse 4 of "A solis ortus cardine")

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Domus pudici pectoris
Templum repente fit Dei:
Intacta nesciens virum,
Verbo concepit filium.

English.png English translation

The dwelling of a chaste soul
Miraculously became a temple of God:
Untouched, not knowing a man,
By the Word she conceived a son.