Quem tremunt impia tartara (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-24)  CPDL #37296:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-10-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Quem tremunt impia tartara
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1541 in Trium vocum cantiones (Petreius, Nuremberg), no. 23
    2nd published: c.1560 in Selectissimorum triciniorum (Berg & Neuber, Nuremberg), no. 6
Description: Verse from a sequence (by Notker?) for the feast of Holy Trinity.

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Original text and translations

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Quem tremunt impia tartara,
hunc quoque colit et abissus infirma.