Cantique de Siméon (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)

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  • CPDL #27217:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2012-09-24).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mensural notation, original key and note values, original text spelling, musica ficta clearly marked, clefs modernized. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Last revised: 2012-10-10

General Information

Title: Cantique de Siméon
Composer: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

1st part: Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
2nd part: Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: French
translation by Clément Marot (1496 - 1544)

Instruments: A cappella

Published: Cinquante Pseaumes de David, 1604

Description: In the second part the Altus and the Sextus have the same ambitus. The Tenor part can easily be sung by basses.

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Original text and translations

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1 
Or laisses, Createur
En paix ton serviteur,
Ensuyvant ta promesse:
Puisque mes yeux ont eu
Ce crédit d'avoir veu
De ton salut l'adresse.

2 
Salut mis au devant
De ton peuple vivant,
Pour l'ouir et le croire:
Resource des petits,
Lumiere des Gentils,
Et d'Israel la gloire.