Martyr Dei qui unicum (John Sheppard)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-15)  CPDL #53301:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 436 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Baldwin Partbooks at source pitch with halved note values. The missing Tenor part has been reconstructed by the editor. A critical commentary is appended to the score.

General Information

Title: Martyr Dei qui unicum
Composer: John Sheppard

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBarB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn for Common of Martyrs

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Alternatim setting of vv. 2 & 4

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Martyr Dei qui unicum
Patris sequendo Filium
Victis triumphans hostibus
Victor fruens caelestibus.

Tui precatus munere
Nostrum reatum dilue,
Arcens mali contagium,
Vitae removens taedium.

Soluta sunt jam vincula
Tui sacrati corporis:
Nos solve vinclis saeculi
Amore Filii Dei.

Gloria tibi, Domine,
Qui surrexisti a mortuis,
Cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu
In sempiterna saecula. Amen.

English.png English translation requested