Beati qui iniquitatis (Giovanni Croce)

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  • (Posted 2012-08-31)  CPDL #27058:       
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2012-08-31).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No. 2 from "Septem Psalmi poenitentiales sex vocum".

General Information

Title: Beati qui iniquitatis (Psalm 31)
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Lyricist: Francesco Bembo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Septem Psalmi poenitentiales sex vocum, no. 2
Description: See also Blessed are they whose faults

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Beati qui iniquitatis suae
remissionem consequuntur plenam
& beati non minus sunt habendi
quorum obtecta sunt peccata cuncta,

peccatum meum tibi notum feci
& remisisti impietatem meam
pro hoc a te, ô summe Deus meus,
omnis sanctus orat, dum tempus ad est.

Tu es arx mea praesidiumque meum,
libera me Deus, quod benempotes, libera me
ab inimicis meis, ne me absumant.

Multi dolores, ob iniquitates,
impium sequuntur, in te qui sperat pacem habet,
gaudete recti corde.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 32. N.B. This setting's text bears only a passing resemblance to that psalm, the source text having been paraphrased and cast in sonnet form by Francesco Bembo (1544-1699): there is also a contemporary translation of that sonnet in English, even more tenuously linked to a verbatim translation of the source text.