Quaesumus omnipotens (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-11) 
CPDL #66666:  Original note values:      
CPDL #66665:  Halved note values:      
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-11-11).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 271 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Baldwin Partbooks at source pitch.

General Information

Title: Quaesumus omnipotens
Composer: Christopher Tye
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Although this motet is for six voices, the two countertenor parts are separate only in the sections for reduced voices. The full sections are in only five parts: Tr M Ct T B.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quaesumus omnipotens et misericors Deus,
ut famulos tuos vivifices nos gratia tua,
quos tibi nullatenus mori velles,
et errantes in viam, ducas,
qui tua sub protectione in terris militamus miseri.

Moveant te preces nostrae,
nam ad te solum venimus supplices.

Da opem, fer auxilium, et crimina nostra dele,
quibus ad iram te incitavimus,
et cor purum nobis dona[to;]
ut vitiorum voragine devita[ta,]
dum in humanis agimus.

Tam feliciter poscimus ut post huius vitae decursum,
ad te qui via veritas et vita es gratiosi valeamus venire.
Amen.