Videns Jacob vestimenta (Pietro Pontio)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Videns Jacob vestimenta
Composer: Pietro Pontio

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589
Description: A motet for Quadragesima

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Videns Jacob vestimenta Joseph scindit vestimenta sua
cum fletu, et dixit:
"Fera pessima devoravit filium meum Joseph".
Tulerunt autem fratres eius tunicam ilius mittentes ad patrem,
quam cum cognovisset pater ait:
"Fera pessima devoravit filium meum Joseph".

English.png English translation

Seeing Joseph's coat, Jacob rent his clothes,
and weeping said:
"An evil beast has devoured my son Joseph".
And again, his brothers took his tunic, giving it to his father,
who, recognising it, said:
"An evil beast has devoured my son Joseph".
(Trans Timmi O'Danaos & Donna Ferrentes)