Rorate caeli (Giovanni Matteo Asola)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-26)  CPDL #65268:     
Editor: Jeffrey Quick (submitted 2021-07-26).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Rorate caeli
Composer: Giovanni Matteo Asola
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredIntroit

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Introit for the fourth Sunday of Advent

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Rorate caeli desuper
et nubes pluant iustum.
Aperiatur terra
et germinet salvatorem.

versus: Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei: et opera
manuum ejus annuntiat firmamentum. Gloria Patri &c.

English.png English translation

Drop down, ye heavens, from above,
and let the skies pour down righteousness:
let the earth open,
and let it bring forth a Saviour.

V: The heavens declare the glory of God:
and the firmament showeth [sheweth (BCP)] his handiwork. Glory be…