Hic est Martinus (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-02)   CPDL #33563:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-12-02).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Hic est Martinus
Composer: Jacob Handl

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Musici operis, tomus 4
Description: This motet for St. Martin's Day is No. 133 in Handl's Opus musicum, Book IV.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hic est Martinus, electus Dei pontifex,
qui nec mori timuit neque vivere recusavit.

English.png English translation

This is Martin, chosen God's bishop,
Who neither feared death, not spurned life.