Beati omnes (Nicolas Gombert)

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Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-05-11).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 390 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Complete edition, including secunda pars. At original pitch, for SATTB. Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the four published sources listed below.
  • CPDL #21738:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-06-05).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile. Down a fourth according to chiavette transposition. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Beati omnes qui timent Dominum (2.p. Ecce sic benedicetur homo)
Composer: Nicolas Gombert
Source of text: Psalm 128

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or ATBBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Moderne, Secundus liber (5vv) [Lyon] (RISM 1532/9), no. 16
  2nd published: 1539 in Gardano, Secundus liber (5vv). Fior di mottetti ... [Venice] (RISM 1539/6), no. 16
  3rd published: 1542 in Petreius, Tomus tertius psalmorum selectorum (4, 5 & plurium vv) [Nürnberg] (RISM 1542/6), no. 27
  4th published: 1554 in Phalèse, Liber secundus cantionum sacrarum (5 & 6 vv) [Leuven] (RISM 1554/2), no. 4

Description: Gombert's setting of Psalm 127 (Vulgate) survives in at least four printed sources from across Europe, a mark of its evident popularity in its day. It is the model for one of his parody mass settings.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 128.