In die illa cadent montes (Agostino Soderini)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-09-07).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is offered at the original key (high chiavette) for SSAT.SSAT or transposed down a fourth for SATB.SATB. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

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Title: In illa die cadent montes
Composer: Agostino Soderini
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAT.SSAT and SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598
Description: Passion-tide motet from Sacrarum Cantionum octo et novem vocibus liber primus, Milan 1598.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

In die illa cadent montes
et plangent omnes super Iuda et Ierusalem
et dicent habitatores: Ecce plagae multae.
Quid igitur sunt istae plagae, O Domine,
in medio manuum tuarum et dicet:
His plagatus sum in domo eorum
qui diligebant me sed non cognoverunt me,
et pastorem percusserunt.

English.png English translation

On that day, the mountains shall collapse
and all shall mourn for Judah and Jerusalem.
and the inhabitants may say: Lo, here are many afflictions.
What, then, are these plagues, Oh Lord,
amongst those in thy hands, and He may say:
I am afflicted in the house of them
that loved me, yet did not acknowledge me,
and that killed their Shepherd.