Ego sum panis vitae (atrrib. d’Este)
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Source: Musica motteta materna lingua vocata quinque vocum (Venice: Gardano, 1543; RISM 1543/2)
Transposition: Up seventh from original print.
Difficulty: moderately hard.
Length: 06:23 mins.
Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras, Deborah Roberts, Sally Dunkley © 2017.
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Text and translation
Matins responsory: Corpus Christi
Ego sum panis vitae. Patres vestri manducaverunt manna in deserto, et mortui sunt. Hic est panis de coelo descendens: si quis ex ipso manducaverit, non morietur.
Ego sum panis vivus, qui de caelo descendi. Si quis manducaverit ex hoc pane, vivet in aeternum: et panis quem ego dabo caro mea est pro mundi vita.
I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and they are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, of which that a man may eat and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.