Non moriar sed vivam (Martin Luther)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-24)  CPDL #35519:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-05-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 128 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source for the motet is a transcription by Richard Taruskin for Cappella Nova, 1981. Notation here is a tone higher than original with note values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 8/21/99

General Information

Title: Non moriar sed vivam
Composer: Martin Luther
Source of text: Psalm 117:17 (Vulgate)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: The tenor of this composition is the basis of Ludwig Senfl's of the same name.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ps. 117:17.

Latin.png Latin text

Non móriar sed vívam,
et narrábo ópera Dómini.

English.png English translation

I shall not die but live,
and tell of the works of the Lord.