Venit lumen tuum (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2010-08-21)  CPDL #22166:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 204 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the Glenn E. Watkins edition, Leipzig. We raised the notation a tone, provided the translation and made minor changes. John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Venit lumen tuum
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1603 in Sacrae cantiones I, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Venit lumen tuum, Jerusalem,
et gloria Domini super te orta est;
et ambulabunt gentes in lumine tuo.

English.png English translation

Your light has come, Jerusalem,
and the glory of the Lord has risen over you;
and the nations will walk in your light.