Ecce prandium (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-16)  CPDL #53597: 
Original pitch:        
Transposed down a fourth:    
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2019-03-16).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 302 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from original print, Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked
  • (Posted 2012-08-15)  CPDL #26933:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-08-15).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values.

General Information

Title: Ecce prandium
Composer: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Source of text: Matthew 22:4 & Proverbs 9:5

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1619 in Cantiones sacrae, no. 2


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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ecce prandium meum paravi, tauri mei et altilia mactata sunt, et omnia parata sunt: venite ad nuptias. Alleluia.
Comedite panem meum, et bibite vinum quod miscui vobis: venite ad nuptias. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

Behold, I have prepared my meal: my oxen and poultry are killed, and all things are made ready: come unto the marriage. Alleluia.
Eat my bread, and drink the wine that I have mixed for you: come unto the marriage. Alleluia.

German.png German translation

Seht, ich habe mein Mahl bereitet, meine Stiere und mein Mastvieh sind geschlachtet, und alles ist bereit: Kommt zur Hochzeit. Halleluja.
Eßt mein Brot und trinkt den Wein, den ich für euch gemischt habe: Kommt zur Hochzeit. Halleluja.