O lux et decus Hispaniae (Richard Dering)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-31)  CPDL #44790:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2017-05-31).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values; editorial slurs and accidentals added. The original continuo part has no figures; the figures supplied are editorial.

General Information

Title: O lux et decus Hispaniae
Composer: Richard Dering

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1662 in Cantica sacra, (London: William Godbid for John Playford.)
Description: This motet for the feast of St. James the Greater is No. 23 in Cantica sacra.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O lux et decus Hispaniae, sanctissime Jacobe,
qui inter Apostolos primatum tenes,
primus eorum martyrio laureatus. Alleluia.

English.png English translation

O light and grace of Spain, most holy James,
you who hold primacy among the Apostles,
the first of them to win the martyr's crown. Alleluia.