Domine bonum est (Jacquet de Mantua)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-15)  CPDL #33706: 
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2014-12-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (chiavette) and note-values. Text underlay is editorial.

General Information

Title: Domine bonum est
Composer: Jacquet de Mantua
Source of text: Matthew 17:4b

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1538 in Triginta novem motetos habet (Buglhat, de Campis and Hucher), no. 34
  2nd published: 1545 in Motecta quatuor vocum liber primus, Edition 2, no. 9, p. 17
Description: The piece has no alto part, but two tenor parts of equal range.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Domine, bonum est nos hic esse,
faciamus tria tabernacula:
tibi unum, Moysi unum et Heliae unum.

Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

Uram, jó nekünk itt lenni!
Csinálunk itt három sátrat,
neked egyet, Mózesnek egyet és Illésnek egyet.

English.png English translation

Lord, it is good for us to be here:
let us make here three tabernacles,
one for thee, one for Moses and one for Elias.