Decantabat populus (Giovanni Croce)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-09)  CPDL #58505:       
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2020-05-09).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-02-03).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Decantabat populus
Composer: Giovanni Croce

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Motetti a otto voci, libro primo, Edition 1, no. 6
    2nd published: 1600 in Sacrarum symphoniarum continuatio, no. 59
Description: Instruments may be used to replace or reinforce the voices.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Decantabat populus Israel. Alleluia.
Et universa multitudo Iacob canebat legitime. Alleluia.
Et David cum cantoribus citharam percutiebat
in domo Domini. Alleluia.
et laudes Deo canebat. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

The people of Israel sang. Alleluia.
And Jacob rightly sang with the whole multitude. Alleluia.
And David struck his harp with the choir
in the house of the Lord. Alleluia.
And he sang praises to the Lord. Alleluia.