Hi sunt quos habuimus (Felice Anerio)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-06)  CPDL #59550:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-07-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatoric edition. Note-values as in orig.

General Information

Title: Hi sunt quos habuimus
Composer: Felice Anerio
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: BB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1616 in Selectae cantiones, no. 7

Description: A Concertate motet for two Basses. The lyrics are from The Book of Wisdom.

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Original text and translations

Lyrics (A Compilation of verses from the book of Wisdom 5)

Original Text: Versio Vulgata: Sapientia Salomonis 5:3b, 4a, 5a,c.

Latin.png Latin text

Hi sunt quos habuimus aliquando
in risu et in similitudine inproperii
nos insensati vitam illorum aestimabamus insaniam
quomodo conputati sunt inter filios Dei sors illorum est

Translation: The Douay-Rheims Bible, Book of Wisdom 5:3b, 4a, 5a,c.

English.png English translation

These are they, whom we had sometime in derision,
and for a parable of reproach.
We fools esteemed their life madness, .
Behold, how they are numbered among the children of God.