Ecce concipies (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-21)  CPDL #50589:       
Editor: Aristotle Aure Esguerra (submitted 2018-07-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 208 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1586 print; lowered m3; range indicators added; note values halved; editorial accidentals in square brackets; musica ficta above noteheads.
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-06-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note length. Revised files uploaded 14/05/17.
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Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Transposed down a major second and note values halved. Revised files uploaded 14/05/17.
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General Information

Title: Ecce concipies
Composer: Jacob Handl
Source of text: Luke 1 vv. 31-33

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 24
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 2
    3rd published: 1876 in Cantata Catholica (Bernard Hellebusch), no. 217
    4th published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 3.01
    5th published: 1977 in The Chester Book of Motets, Book 4, no. 3
Description: A two-part motet. Part two is Super solium David.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

31  Ecce concipies et paries filium, et vocabis nomen ejus Jesum.
32  Hic erit magnus, et filius Altissimi vocabitur. Super solium David et super regnum ejus sedebit
33  et regnabit in domo Jacob in aeternum et regni ejus non erit finis.

English.png English translation

31  Behold, thou shalt conceive and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
32  He shall be great and shall be called the son of the Most High. He shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom
33  and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end.