Hic est beatissimus Evangelista (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-30)  CPDL #63809: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a tone:   (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto parts in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-03-30).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 134 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.

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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.