Pax ergo vestras (secunda pars) (Michael Praetorius)

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  • CPDL #19000:     
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2009-03-06).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No bar lines.

General Information

Title: Pax ergo vestras (secunda pars)
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Musarum Sioniarum, no. 14

Description: prima pars: Fundamenta tenet mundi

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Pax ergo vestras circum circa ambiat aedes
o sponsi & rixas arceat inde procul.
Suaviter ut socio vivit cum turture turtur,
vivatis placidos et sine lite dies.

English.png English translation

Peace therefore be all around your house,
you partners to the match, and may it keep discord far from there.
Just as the turtledove dwells affectionately with its mate,
so may you live out your days in happy intimacy, free from quarrels.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank