Non est bonum (Hieronymus Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-19)  CPDL #65528:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-08-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1599 print. Original key (high chiavette) and note values.
  • (Posted 2008-06-27)  CPDL #17341:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-06-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: File Sizes: MIDI: 10 KB, Finale 2006: 33 KB.

General Information

Title: Non est bonum
Composer: Hieronymus Praetorius

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Cantiones sacrae de praecipuis festis totius anni (Hieronymus Praetorius), no. 28
  2nd published: 1609 in Florilegium sacrarum cantionum vol. 1, no. 61
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Non est bonum hominem esse solum, faciamus ei adiutorium simile sibi.

English.png English translation

It is not good for man to be alone, let us make him a help like unto himself.

Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

Nem jó az embernek egyedül lennie. Alkossunk neki segítőtársat, aki hozzá illő.