Accepit Iesus calicem a 6 (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-27)   CPDL #45686:        (Finale 2014)
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2017-07-27).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down by a fifth (one flat). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-07-27)   CPDL #45687:   
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2017-07-27).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down by a fourth (one sharp).
  • CPDL #26533:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2012-06-19).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Down a fifth according to chiavette - could also be sung down a fourth depending on singers.

General Information

Title: Accepit Iesus calicem a 6
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: ATTBBB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1575 in Motettorum III, Venice.

Description: Contains a canon "three in one" at the fourth and octave between quintus, sextus and cantus.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Accepit Iesus calicem postquam coenavit, dicens:
Hic calix novum testamentum est in meo sanguine:
hoc facite in meam commemorationem.

German.png German translation

Jesus nahm den Kelch, nachdem er gegessen hatte, und sagte:
Dieser Kelch ist der neuen Bund in meinem Blut:
tut dies zu meinem Gedächtnis.

English.png English translation

Jesus took the cup after they had eaten, saying:
This is my blood of the new covenant:
do this in memory of me.