Anima nostra sicut passer (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2023-02-19)  CPDL #72726: 
Original key (high chiavette):          
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-02-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #3114. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2001-12-12)  CPDL #03114: 
Original key (high chiavette):       (Finale 2002)
Transposed down a tone:   (Finale 2002)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2001-12-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note-values halved.

General Information

Title: Anima nostra sicut passer
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredOffertory for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Offertoria totius anni, no. 8
Description: Offertorium. In festo sanctorum Innocentium

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Anima nostra sicut passer erepta est de laqueo venantium,
laqueus contritus est et nos liberati sumus.
(Ps 123,7)

English.png English translation

Our soul is like a sparrow that has escaped from the fowler's snare; the snare is broken and we are free.

Spanish.png Spanish translation

Como las aves, hemos escapado de la trampa del cazador; la trampa se rompió, y nosotros escapamos

French.png French translation

Notre âme s'est échappée comme l'oiseau du filet des oiseleurs; Le filet s'est rompu, et nous nous sommes échappés.

German.png German translation

Unsre Seele ist entronnen wie ein Vogel dem Stricke des Voglers; der Strick ist zerrissen, wir sind los.