Surge Petre (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-20)  CPDL #52679: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a tone:      
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-12-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1584 Gardano edition. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Surge Petre
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet for St. Peter in Chains (Aug. 1)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Motettorum liber quintus, 5vv, no. 11

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Surge Petre, indue te vestimentis tuis,
accipe fortitudinem ad salvandas gentes,
quia ceciderunt catenae de manibus tuis.
Angelus Domini astitit et lumen refulgit in habitaculo carceris,
percussoque latere Petri excitavit eum dicens:
Surge velociter, quia cediderunt catenae de manibus tuis.