Beata Barbara (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-07)  CPDL #51445:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1581 print. Quintus part transcribed from Modulationum sacrarum quinque et sex vocum libri tres, 1583 Nuremberg. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto parts are in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Beata Barbara
Composer: Giaches de Wert

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1581 in Modulationum cum sex vocibus liber primus, no. 10

Description: A motet in honour of St. Barbara

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Beata Barbara ad locum certaminis ducta
genibus flexis, inclinato capite
martirii consumationem accepit.

Gloriosam mortem magis quam odibilem vitam complectens
voluntarie praeibat ad supplicium,
genibus flexis, inclinato capite
martirii consumationem accepit.