Postquam completi sunt (Alexander Utendal)

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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2024-03-28).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1568 print, with corrections. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values.

General Information

Title: Postquam completi sunt
Composer: Alexander Utendal
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Novi thesauri musici (Pietro Giovannelli), Liber 1, no. 22
Description: Five voices sing the text relative to the feast of the purification of the Virgin, whereas the second Tenor sings the words Sancta Maria ora pro nobis in ever shorter notes.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Postquam completi sunt dies purificationis ut inducerent puerum Jesum Jerusalem secundum legem Moisis,
ecce erat homo nomine Simeon dicens:
Nunc dimittis servum tuum Domine secundum verbum tuum in pace,
quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.

Tenor II: Sancta Maria ora pro nobis.