Exurge, quare obdormis (Jacobus de Kerle)

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Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2010-03-10).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transp. down a fourth (D mixolydian)

General Information

Title: Exurge, quare obdormis
Composer: Jacobus de Kerle

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetIntroit for Sexagesima

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1518

Description: Introit for Sexagesima

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Exurge, quare obdormis Domine?
Exurge, et ne repellas in finem:
Quare faciem avertis?
Oblivisceris tribulationem nostram?

This text from the Graduale romanum differs slightly from the version in the (old) vulgate: Ps. 43:24-25

English.png English translation

Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
Why do you hide your face
and forget our oppression? (New International Version)