Impetum inimicorum ne timueris (Silvio Marazzi)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-06-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Impetum inimicorum ne timueris
Composer: Silvio Marazzi
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Promptuarii musici concentus ecclesiasticos, Pars Prima, no. 151

Description: A setting of a text variously allotted to Quadragesima or to the Feast of the Maccabees. Popular during the last quarter of the sixteenth century, the text attained unwelcome relevance in Germany during the Thirty Years' War.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Impetum inimicorum ne timueritis.
Memores estote quomodo salvi facti sunt patres nostri.
Memento te mirabilium eius quae fecit Pharaoni et exercitui eius in mari rubro.
Et nunc clamemus in caelum et miserebitur nostri Deus noster.

English.png English translation

Fear not the onslaught of thine enemies.
Remember how our fathers were saved.
Remember the miracle he performed against Pharaoh and his armies in the Red Sea.
And now let us shout to heaven, and may our Lord God be merciful.