Ex ore infantium (Antonio Cifra)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-10-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Ex ore infantium
Composer: Antonio Cifra
Lyricist: Psalm 8: 3create page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSSS or SSSA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1622 in Promptuarii musici concentus ecclesiasticos, Pars Prima, no. 102
Description: A motet for the feast of Holy Innocents.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ex ore infantium et lactentium perfecisti laudem propter inimicos tuos,
ut destruas inimicum et ultorem.

English.png English translation

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies,
that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.