Beatus Vir (Ps. 111) Tertii toni (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-09-09).   Score information: A4, 23 pages, 401 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition with the score in two different versions: The first with the singing parts left untransposed one fifth higher than the continuo part. The second with the voices transposed down a fourth and the continuo transposed up a major second to approximate the pitch resulting in a performans with continuo played by an organ in high choir tone. (The music XML file is made only from the later version.)

General Information

Title: Beatus Vir (Ps. 111) Tertii toni
Composer: Gierolamo Lambardi
Lyricist: Versio Vulgatacreate page
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SacredVespers

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1608
Description: The singing voices are notated in Chiavetti a perfect fifth higher than the Continuo part in the original print.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Psalmus- caput 111 (Versio vulgata)

[1 Alleluja, reversionis Aggæi et Zachariæ.]

Beatus vir qui timet Dominum, in mandatis ejus volet nimis.

2 Potens in terra erit semen ejus; generatio rectorum benedicetur.

3 Gloria et divitiæ in domo ejus, et justitia ejus manet in sæculum sæculi.

4 Exortum est in tenebris lumen rectis, misericors, et miserator, et justus.

5 Jucundus homo qui miseretur et commodat, disponet sermones suos in judicio;

6 quia in æternum non commovebitur.

7 In memoria æterna erit justus; ab auditione mala non timebit. Paratum cor ejus sperare in Domino,

8 confirmatum est cor ejus; non commovebitur donec despiciat inimicos suos.

9 Dispersit, dedit pauperibus; justitia ejus manet in sæculum sæculi; cornu ejus exaltabitur in gloria.

10 Peccator videbit, et irascetur, dentibus suis fremet et tabescet; desiderium peccatorum peribit.

English.png English translation

 King James Bible 1610 (Psalm 112)

Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.