Tres sunt qui testimonium (Richard Dering)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-06)  CPDL #44901:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2017-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added. The original continuo print has some figures, which are retained, along with additional figures supplied editorially.

General Information

Title: Tres sunt qui testimonium
Composer: Richard Dering
Text: 1 John 5:7, Isaiah 6:3b

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1674 in Cantica sacra II (London: William Godbid for John Playford)
Description: This motet for soprano, bass, and organ continuo (suitable for Trinity Sunday) comes from Cantica Sacra II.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Tres sunt qui testimonium dant in coelo,
Pater et Verbum et Spiritus Sanctus:
et hi tres unum sunt,
sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth:
plena est omnis terra gloria ejus.

English.png English translation

For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one,
the holy Lord God of hosts:
the whole earth is full of his glory.