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Hodie Simon Petrus (attrib. d’Este)


Downloadable files available:
  • Full vocal score
  • Keyboard reduction
  • Viol part
  • Audio files with pitch and count-in, in equal temperament and quarter-comma meantone

Voice ranges as in thumbnail. More details, perusal score, and audio sample below.

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Source: Musica motteta materna lingua vocata quinque vocum (Venice: Gardano, 1543; RISM 1543/2)

Transposition: Up octave from original print.

Difficulty: Hard.

Length: 03:51 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras, Deborah Roberts, Sally Dunkley © 2017.

Perusal score: Watermarked. Please click here.


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Text and translation

Vespers II, Magnificat antiphon: SS. Peter and Paul

Hodie Simon Petrus ascendit crucis patibulum. Alleluia.
Hodie clavicularius regni gaudens migravit ad Christum.
Hodie Paulus apostolus, lumen orbis terrae, inclinato capite pro Christi nomine, martyrio coronatus es. Alleluia.

Today Simon Peter ascended the gibbet of the cross. Alleluia.
Today he, keeper of the keys of the kingdom, rejoicing departed from here to Christ.
Today the Apostle Paul, the light of the whole world, bowed his head, and for Christ’s Name’s sake was crowned a martyr. Alleluia.


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