Christe, fili Dei (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-11)  CPDL #48772:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-02-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #19360. Musica ficta absorbed into staves and note values halved.
  • (Posted 2009-08-06)  CPDL #19586:   
Editor: Jonathan Eason (submitted 2009-06-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2009-05-02)  CPDL #19360:       
Editor: Anthony Monta (submitted 2009-04-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 233 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Christe, fili Dei
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This is the seventh piece in Josquin's motet cycle, "Vultum Tuum." According to the Josquin Research Project, this is a cycle of 7 motets:

  1. Vultum tuum (different from the misattributed Vultum tuum a 4 (Josquin des Prez))
  2. Sancta dei genitrix
  3. O intemerata virgo
  4. O Maria
  5. Mente tota tibi supplicammus
  6. Ora pro nobis
  7. Christe, fili Dei

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Christe, Fili Dei, mundi qui crimina tollis, miserere nobis.
Christe, Fili Dei, mundi verissima salus, miserere nobis.
Christe, Fili Dei, precibus sanctissimae matris
adjuva nos et tolle tribulationem nostram.

German.png German translation

Christus, Sohn Gottes, der Du die Verbrechen der Welt erträgst, erbarme Dich unserer.
Christus, Sohn Gottes, wirklichstes Heil der Welt, erbarme Dich unserer.
Christus, Sohn Gottes, durch die Bitten der heiligsten Mutter hilf uns und nimm uns die Not.

Translation by Euphrosyne
English.png English translation

O Christ, Son of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Son of God, most true salvation of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Son of God, through the prayers of thy most holy mother,
help us and take away our tribulation.

Translation by St Ann choir