In excelso throno (Robert Hugill)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-01)   CPDL #34007:   
Editor: Robert Hugill (submitted 2015-01-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 168 kB   Copyright: CC BY ND
Edition notes: Original composition by Robert Hugill

General Information

Title: In excelso throno
Composer: Robert Hugill
Source of text: Revelation 42 and Psalm 100 (Latin Vulgate Psalm 99)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredIntroit for 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2009

Description: Original composition by Robert Hugill setting the Latin verses from Revelation 42 and Psalm 99 which form the Introit for the 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The motet is set for five part unaccompanied choir (SSATB) and is part of Robert Hugill's sequence of motets Tempus per Annum setting the Latin introits for all the Sundays in the church's year and for major feasts.


External websites: http://www.hugill.demon.co.uk/catalogue/tempus-per-annum.html

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

In excelso throno vidi sedere virum, quem adorat multitudo Angelorum, psallentes in unum:
Ecce cujus imperii nomen est in aeternum.
Jubilate Deo, omnis terra: servite Domino in laetitia.

English.png English translation

Upon a high throne I saw a man sitting, whom a multitude of Angels adore singing together:
Behold him the name of whose empire is for ever.
O sing joyfully to the Lord, all the earth serve ye the Lord with gladness.