Beata Barbara (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-08)  CPDL #47246: 
Original pitch:      
Transposed down a note:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-11-08).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 177 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1577 Scotto edition. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Beata Barbara
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motettorum liber secundus 5-8vv (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina), no. 21

Description: Two-part motet for the feast 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
martyrii consumationem accepit.

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