Festina, ne tardaveris (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-19)  CPDL #43637:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-03-19).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 710 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a one source edition with score and parts. The Canon in the upper voices is resolved and a separate part for the higer folowing voice is given. Rehearsal midis are obtained by compiling the Lilypond source file.

General Information

Title: Festina, ne tardaveris
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae (Clemens Stephani), no. 16
Description: The soprano voices are a two in one Canon where the second voice is sung started three measusres later and a perfect fourt higer.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

 Festina, ne tardaveris,
 Veni Domine,
 et libera populum tuum:
 relaxa facinora plebis tuae:
 Festina Domine.

English.png English translation

 Hurry, Lord, do not delay,
 come and free Your people;
 loosen the bonds of your people:
 Hurry, O Lord.