O cruor sanguinis (Hildegard von Bingen)

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Editor: Wilfrid Jones (submitted 2024-03-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 11 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The only manuscript copy of this antiphon is incomplete. This edition includes an editorial completion.
  • (Posted 2023-04-10)  CPDL #73428:   
Editor: Allison Mondel (submitted 2023-04-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Riesencodex f.466v.

General Information

Title: O cruor sanguinis
Composer: Hildegard von Bingen
Lyricist: Hildegard von Bingen
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: unison
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Antiphon for the Redeemer

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O cruor sanguinis
qui in alto sonuisti,
cum omnia elementa
se implicuerunt
in lamentabilem vocem
cum tremore,
quia sanguis Creatoris sui
illa tetigit,
ungue nos
de languoribus nostris.

English.png English translation

O stream of blood
which you cried on high
when all the elements
enfolded themselves
within the voice wailing
with dread,
because the blood of their Creator
had spattered them:
anoint us
against our frailty.

Translation by Hugh McElroy