Pater de caelis deus (Pierre de la Rue)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-15)  CPDL #46804:  Original pitch, for ATTBBB:   A 4th higher, for SAATTB:  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2017-10-15).   Score information: Letter, 21 pages, 178 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Some additional ficta flats might be desired; I've been rather sparing. 4 typos corrected 2017-10-16.

General Information

Title: Pater de caelis Deus
Composer: Pierre de la Rue

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: ATTTTB or SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Liber selectarum cantionum (Grimm & Wirsung), no. 7

Description: Motet for Trinity, with a 3 ex 1 canon

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Pater de caelis, Deus, miserere nobis.
Fili Redemptor mundi, Deus, miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, miserere nobis.

Benedicamus Patrem, et Filium cum Sancto Spiritu.
Laudemus et superexaltemus eum in saecula.
Benedictus es Domine, in firmamento caeli.
Et laudabilis et gloriosus in saecula.
Benedicat et custodiat nos omnipotens Deus,
Pater, et Filius, et Spiritus Sanctus. Amen.

English.png English translation

O God, Father of heaven: have mercy upon us.
O God, Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us.
O God, Holy Spirit: have mercy upon us.
O Holy Trinity, one God: have mercy upon us.

Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy Spirit:
Let us praise and highly magnify him for ever.
Blessed art thou Lord in the firmament of heaven:
and worthy of praise and glory for ever.
May Almighty God bless and keep us,
Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.