Corporalis exercitatio (Gallus Dreßler)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-12-05).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 261 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Corporalis exercitatio
Composer: Gallus Dreßler
Lyricist: 1 Timothy 4: 8create page

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1570 in XC Cantiones, no. 29
Description: Motet for the feast day of the patron saint of couch-potatoes, whensoever and whomsoever that might be.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Corporalis exercitatio paululum habet utilitatis
at pietas ad omnia utilis est,
ut quæ promissiones habeat vitæ praesentis et futuræ.

English.png English translation

Bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto all things,
which hath the promise of the life present, and of that that is to come.
(trans. Geneva Bible)