Hic est beatissimus Evangelista (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-30)  CPDL #63809: 
Original key (high chiavette):      
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto parts in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-03-30).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 157 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Palestrina Werke, 6. Band. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Hic est beatissimus Evangelista
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Two-part motet in honour of St John the Evangelist, not published during Palestrina's lifetime.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hic est beatissimus Evangelista et Apostolus Johannes,
qui privilegio amoris praecipui caeteris altius a Domino meruit honorari.

Hic est discipulus ille, quem diligebat Jesus,
qui supra pectus Domino in coena recubuit.
Beatus Apostolus, cui revelata sunt secreta coelestia.