Hosianna in excelsis (Sethus Calvisius)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-07-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hosianna in excelsis
Composer: Sethus Calvisius

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SS and TT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in Biciniorum Libri duo, Liber 1, no. 1
Description: For use on the first Sunday in Advent.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hosianna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

English.png English translation

Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord

(The spelling of Hosanna indicates Calvisius' Germanic tetrasyllabic setting of the word)