Speremus meliora omnes (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-01)  CPDL #70649: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2022-09-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1566 print. Original note-values.
  • (Posted 2013-08-30)  CPDL #30020:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2013-08-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Speremus meliora omnes
Composer: Giaches de Wert

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Motectorum quinque vocum liber primus, no. 14

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Original text and translations

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Speremus meliora omnes,
spem nomine sacro dat Gabriel angelus,
qui mittitur ad virginem, summi Patris nuncius,
delapsus vertice Olympi,
in terras late detulit omne bonum,
nam Christus vere pius et misericors Deus,
miseris afflictis advenit fidelibus.