O Clavis David (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-11-18).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a semi-diplomatic edition. A Gregorian chant melody variant is included for comparison.

General Information

Title: O Clavis David
Composer: Gierolamo Lambardi
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600
Description: The Fourth of the Large Antiphons for Magnificat, Anthiphones Majores, O Antiphones, that are sung at Vespers in the week before Christmas. It is Transcribed from the print Antiphonae Omnes Iuxta ritum Romani Breviarii. Bd.2, 1600.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O clavis David
Et sceptrum domus Israël;
qui áperis, et nemo claudit;
claudis, et nemo áperit:
veni, et educ vinctum de domo cárceris,
sedéntem in ténebris, et umbra mortis.