Quem dicunt homines (Cornelius Canis)

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  • (Posted 2014-01-24)  CPDL #31038:       
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2014-01-24).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values but in modern clefs and transposed down a minor 3rd. (Clefs in the source: G2, C2, C3, C3, C4). Source used: Sacrarum cantionum liber 2, Susato 1546.

General Information

Title: Quem dicunt homines
Composer: Cornelius Canis

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1546 in Sacrarum cantionum, liber 2, no. 5
Description: This composition draws on a somewhat different selection of texts drawn from Matthew Chapter 16 in comparison with most works of the same name.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quem dicunt homines esse filium hominis?
Et illi dixerunt: alii Iohannem baptistam, alii autem Heliam, alii vero Ieremiam aut unum ex prophetis.
Dicit illis Ihesus: Vos autem quem me esse dicitis?
Respondens Simon Petrus dixit: tu es Christus filius Dei vivi.