O virum mirabilem (Peter Philips)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-02)  CPDL #65356:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2021-08-02).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a tone lower, with translation.
  • (Posted 2020-12-31)  CPDL #62151:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-12-31).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: O virum mirabilem
Composer: Peter Philips

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in Cantiones sacrae quinis vocibus, no. 40
Description: For 2nd Vespers of St Francis (4 Oct.)

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O virum mirabilem in signis et prodigiis,
languores cum daemoniis quoslibet pellentem.
Dat aurem suis avium praedicans
silvestrium verbis intendentem.
O vita laudabilem,
qua fidem sic magnificat;
sed et multos vivificat mortuos defunctus.
Francisce, nos caelestium fac consortes civium,
quibus es coniunctus.

English.png English translation

O man marvelous for signs and miracles,
driving away afflictions sent by the devil,
giving ears and understanding
to the birds of the forest when he preached!
O praiseworthy life,
to [not only] increase faith
but to cause many dead to live!
Francis, make us citizens with those in heaven
among those to whom you are already joined.
Translation by Richard Mix