In tua patientia (Luca Marenzio)

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  • CPDL #28401:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2013-02-24).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original key; note values halved. Editorial accidentals added.

General Information

Title: In tua patientia
Composer: Luca Marenzio

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Motectorum pro festis totius anni, no. 33

Description: Motet for St. Lucy's Day.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

In tua patientia possedisti animam tuam, Lucia sponsa Christi:
odisti quae in mundo sunt, et coruscas cum Angelis:
sanguine proprio inimicum vicisti.

English.png English translation

In your patience you mastered your soul, O Lucy the spouse of Christ:
You hated the things of this world, and now you shine with the Angels:
By your own blood you have overcome the enemy.
(Magnificat-Antiphon for St. Lucy's Day)