Alleluia cantemus (Giovanni Battista Riccio)

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Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2012-03-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 224 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Alleluia cantemus
Composer: Giovanni Battista Riccio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1620 in Il Terzo Libro delle Divine Lodi Musicali.

Description: “A 3. Basso Tenor & Contralto”. The original bar division of the Partitura is preserved. The “B.” and “N.” above the staves stand for “B(eati) N(omen)” so the text to be sung become “… quia Sanctus [the Saint's name] cœlum ingreditur …”.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Alleluia cantemus
Iubilemus dicentes in æternum
O quam magnum diem
O quam magnificum diem
O quam venerandum diem
Celebramus hodie
In quo exultat omnis terra
Sine fine dicens
Alleluia cantemus
Iubilemus dicentes in æternum
Quisnam est iste sonus
& quænam sunt hæ voces
Quæ rapiunt corda hominum
& animas liquescere faciunt
Certe cœlestes cives
In terra descenderunt canere
Hodie aperti sunt cœli
& Paradisi portæ late factæ sunt
Quia (Beati) (Nomen) cœlum ingreditur
Alleluia cantemus
Iubilemus dicentes in æternum
Alleluia.
 

English.png English translation

Let us sing Alleluia!
Make a joyful noise for ever, saying,
Oh, what a glorious day
Oh, how splendid the day
Oh, how adorable the day
we celebrate this day
In which all the earth rejoices
Without end, saying,
Let us sing Alleluia!
Make a joyful noise for ever, they are saying.
 What is this sound
 And what are these voices
 Which snatch the hearts of men
 and make to melt their souls?
 Certainly the citizens of heaven
 have descended to the Earth to sing!
 Today the heavens have been opened
 and the gates of paradise thrown wide
 For the (Blessed) (Name) to enter into heaven!
Let us sing alleluia!
Make a joyful noise for ever, they are saying.
Alleluia!