Beati omnes (Nicolas Gombert)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-09)  CPDL #60076:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-08-09).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 412 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a whole tone lower (for SATTB or SATBarB), otherwise identical to CPDL #58524 below. Revised edition uploaded 28 September 2020.
  • (Posted 2020-05-11)  CPDL #58524:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-05-11).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 405 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Complete edition, including secunda pars. At original notated pitch (for SATTB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the four published sources listed below. Revised edition uploaded 28 September 2020.
  • (Posted 2010-06-05)  CPDL #21738:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-06-05).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile. Down a fourth according to chiavette transposition.

General Information

Title: Beati omnes qui timent Dominum (2.p. Ecce sic benedicetur homo)
Composer: Nicolas Gombert
Source of text: Psalm 127(V)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB, SATBB or ATBBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Moderne, Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus [Lyon] (RISM 1532/9), no. 16
    2nd published: 1539 in Gardano, Fior de mottetti secundus liber cum quinque vocibus [Venice] (RISM 1539/6), no. 12
    3rd published: 1542 in Petreius, Psalmorum selectorum (Johannes Petreius) (4, 5 & plurium vv), Tomus 3, no. 27
    4th published: 1552 in Gardano, Musica quinque vocum liber primus, Edition 3, no. 14
    5th published: 1554 in Phalèse, Liber secundus cantionum sacrarum (5 & 6 vv) [Leuven] (RISM 1554/2), no. 4
    6th published: 1569 in Neuber, Beati omnes (Clemens Stephani) [Nuremberg] (RISM 1569/1), no. 11
Description: Gombert's setting of Psalm 127 (Vulgate) survives in at least five printed sources from across Europe, a mark of its evident popularity in its day. It is the model for one of his parody mass settings.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 128.