Quoties diem illum considero (Jacobus Vaet)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-19)  CPDL #56347:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-12-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 241 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SATB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the original printed source listed below. Revised edition uploaded 24 September 2020.

General Information

Title: Quoties diem illum considero
or: De extremo iudicio
Composer: Jacobus Vaet
Source of text: attributed to St Jerome

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Gardano, Novi thesaurus musici, Liber 3, no. 52
    2nd published: 1929 in Das Chorwerk, no. 2.1

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quóties diem illum consídero,
 toto péctore contremísco.
Sive cómedo, sive enim bibo,
 semper mihi vidétur illa tuba terríbilis
 sonáre in aúribus meis.
Súrgite, mórtui, veníte ad judícium!

English.png English translation

Whenever I think of that day [of judgment],
 I tremble in my whole body.
Whether I am eating or drinking,
 it always seems to me as if that dreadful trumpet
 is ringing in my ears.
Arise, ye dead, and come to judgment!