Ad pedes: Ecce super montes (Dietrich Buxtehude)

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Editor: Christoph König (submitted 2003-08-06).   Score information: A4, 7 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scorch file also available, #1 of 7 sections from 'Membra Jesu nostri'

General Information

Title: Ad pedes: Ecce super montes
Composer: Dietrich Buxtehude

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SSATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: String ensemble: 2 vln, 2 vla, cello + Basso continuo (cembalo)
Published:

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Original text and translations

Part of a larger work, Membra Jesu Nostri, that is divided into seven cantos, headed respectively: "Ad Pedes", "Ad Genua", "Ad Manus", "Ad Latus", "Ad Pectus", "Ad Cor", "Ad Faciem" (To the Feet, Knees, Hands, Side, Breast, Heart, Face).
Internet Articles found in Wikipedia and Catholic Encyclopedia give background information regarding these pieces.
Ad pedes based on Nahum 2.1 (1:15)

Original Text in Latin:

1 Sonata (instrumental introduction: two violins, viola da gamba, and [basso] continuo)
2 Concerto (SSATB)
Ecce super montes
pedes evangelizantis
et annunciantis pacem
3 Aria (SSATB)
Salve mundi salutare,
salve Jesu care!
Cruci tuae me aptare
vellem vere, tu scis quare,
da mihi tui copiam
4 Aria (S)
Clavos pedum, plagas duras,
et tam graves impressuras
circumplector cum affectu,
tuo pavens in aspectu,
tuorum memor vulnerum
5 Aria (B)
Dulcis Jesu, pie deus,
Ad te clamo licet reus,
praebe mihi te benignum,
ne repellas me indignum
de tuis sanctis pedibus
6 Concerto (SSATB)
Ecce super montes
pedes evangelizantis
et annunciantis pacem


English:

To his feet
1. Instrumental
2. Behold upon the mountains the
feet of one who brings good tidings,
who speaks of peace.
3. I greet you, salvation of the world,
I greet you, dear Jesu--
I would take up your cross
Truly, you know why,
Give me your wholeness.
4. The nails in your feet, the hard blows
and so grievous marks
I embrace with love,
Fearful at the sight of you,
Mindful of your wounds.
5. Sweet Jesu, merciful God,
I call to you, out of my debts
Show me your grace,
Turn me not unworthy away
From your sacred feet.
6. Behold upon the mountains the
feet of one who brings good tidings,
who speaks of peace.