Stirps Jesse (Johannes Lupi)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-07-27).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition is transposed down a minor third from the high-clef pitch in the print.

General Information

Title: Stirps Jesse
Composer: Johannes Lupi
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1538

Description: Marian motet published by Gardano, 1538.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Stirps Jesse virgam produxit, virgaque florem, et super hunc florem requiescit spiritus almus.
Virgo Dei genitrix virga est, flos filius eius, et super hunc florem requiescit spiritus almus.

English.png English translation

The rod of Jesse brought forth a shoot, and the shoot a flower, and a propitious spirit watches over that flower.
The virgin mother of God is the shoot, the flower her son, and a propitious spirit watches over that flower.