Venite exultemus Domino (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-06-19).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 164 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: At original pitch. Revised Jan 09
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Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2008-04-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 164 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. Withdrawn pending revision.

General Information

Title: Venite exultemus Domino
Composer: William Byrd

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Gradualia II (1607), no.46


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Original text and translations

Roman Gradual, text originally from Psalm 95:1–2 (Vulgate; plus "Alleluia" and "Amen")

Latin.png Latin text

Venite exultemus Domino : jubilemus Deo salutari nostro.
Praeoccupemus faciem ejus in confessione : et in psalmis jubilemus ei.
Alleluia. Amen.

English.png English translation

O come, let us exult in the Lord : let us rejoice in the God of our salvation.
Let us come before his face with thanksgiving : and let us rejoice in him with psalms.
Alleluia. Amen.