Constitues eos (Gradual)
Gradual for feasts of the SS. Peter & Paul and St Peter’s chains, also sometimes found in the Common of Saints: the Alleluia verse following Nunes Garcia's setting is one assigned in the Liber usualis to Bartholomew the Apostle.
Source of text is Psalm 44:17-18 (Vulgate)
Settings by composers
- William Byrd AATTBB
- José Maurício Nunes Garcia SATB (adds Alleluia verse Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus laudat Domine.)
Text and translations
44:17b Constitues eos principes super omnem terram:
45:17b Thou shalt make them princes in all lands.