Hic est vere martyr (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • CPDL #09850:      (NoteWorthy Composer)
Editor: Milo Machover (submitted 2005-09-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is given a seventh lower than the original notation and therefore calls for a low bass singer (many low Ds)

General Information

Title: Hic est vere martyr
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TBBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella


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Description: This is Clemens's very last composition ("Ultimum opus Clementis non Papae 21 aprilis 1555")

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hic est vere martyr,
qui pro Christi nomine sanguinem suum fudit,
qui minas iudicum non timuit,
nec terrenae dignita gloria quaesivit,
sed ad coelestia regna feliciter pervenit.

English.png English translation

Here is a true martyr,
who shed his blood for the name of Christ,
who did not fear the judgement of the world,
nor clung to any earthly honours,
but set his heart on a heavenly reward.