Suscipe (Giovanni Gabrieli)

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  • CPDL #27864:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2012-12-23).   Score information: A4, 20 pages, 231 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Instrumental parts:   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 253 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #05901:      (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2003-11-01).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 11 pages, 292 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Suscipe clementissimae Deus a 12
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: TTTTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: 6 part Brass ensemble

First published: 1615 in Symphoniae sacrae II (Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli), no. 20

Description: (Extra liturgical?) motet in honor of John the Baptist

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Suscipe clementissime Deus
Oblationem istam
Quam tibi offerimus hodie
In spiritu humilitatis
In honorem Sancti Joannis Baptistae
Veni et benedic hoc sacrificium
Immensae maiestati tuae praeparatum
Quam laudant angeli et archangeli
Qui non cessant clamare quotidie:
Tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus
Altissimus Jesu Christe.

English.png English translation

Hear, O most merciful God,
this oblation
Which we offer today
In the spirit of humility
in honour of St. John the Baptist.
Come and bless this sacrifice
prepared for your great majesty,
Which angels and archangels praise
and proclaim daily without ceasing:
You alone are holy, you alone are the Lord
Most high, Jesus Christ.