Ecce quomodo moritur justus (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-02)   CPDL #50746:     
Editor: Aristotle Aure Esguerra (submitted 2018-08-02).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 207 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1587 print; lowered P4; range indicators added; note values halved.
  • CPDL #27812:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-12-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. IV (ed. Karl Proske, 1863). Original key and note values. Revised files uploaded 24/10/17. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #07456:  Network.png
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2004-07-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: in order of composer birthdate: scroll to sv138, Jacobus Gallus, 1550. Transposed down a minor 3rd.
  • CPDL #03979:  Network.png
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2002-09-07).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 17.85 MB   Copyright: Religious
Edition notes: alphabetized by title. Transposed down a minor 2nd. Note values halved.
  • CPDL #00179:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-06-16).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a major 2nd. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Ecce quomodo moritur justus
Composer: Jacob Handl
Source of text: Isaiah 57, 1-2 (parts)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587
  2nd published: 1618 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 1, no. 64
  3rd published: 1863 in Musica Divina Vol. IV (Carl Proske), p. 151
  4th published: 1906 in Volksliederbuch für Männerchor, no. 24
  5th published: 1915 in Volksliederbuch für gemischten Chor, no. 26
  6th published: 1923 in Chorbuch des „Sängerhain“ 1923- (Ernst Dahlke), p. 321
  7th published: 1977 in Chester Book of Motets 4, no. 4

Description: 6th of the responsories for Holy Saturday.
In Bach's Leipzig this motet was sung at Good Friday vespers, following the Passion and before the final collect & benediction. It is quoted in movement 9 of Handel's Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, HWV 264.

External websites: ed. with original clefs at IMSLP

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ecce quomodo moritur.