Pascha concelebranda (Claudio Monteverdi)

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Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-08-14).   Score information: A4, 44 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
Edition notes: Transcription of the part books of: Ambrosius Profius (ed.) Ander Theil geistlicher Concerten und Harmonien, Lpz., 1641 in the Royal Library of Denmark (see below).

General Information

Title: Pascha concelebranda
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMadrigal

Language: Latin
Instruments: 2 Violins and Basso continuo

First published: 1641 in Geistlicher Concerten, Ander Theil (Ambrosius Profe), no. 22-23

Description: This work is a sacred contrafact (by Aquilino Coppini?) of the madrigal "Altri canti di Marte / Due belli occhi ".

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Pascha concelebranda gentes redemtae
triumphum Christo prae gaudio cantate,
Leo de tribu Juda
Christus debellaturus hostes, ut gigas fortis,
ut felix summus Triumphator,
descendes ad infernum, quo expugnato redit cum victoria
Nam infernales percussit inimicos, Sathan et mortem.
Leo de tribu Juda fecit victoriam hoc die fecit victoriam.
Hinc tibi Christe laudes decantat
Hinc tibi Christe populus liberatus
aptat trophaeum, populus liberatus
qui tu liberasti et extraxisti Sathanae captivos.

Ergo gaude laetare
Cum hoc Triumphatore anima tristis, liberati sumus.
Eja gaude laetare in Domino, Alleluja cantemus.

Lauda anima mea,
Cum hoc Triumphatore anima mea,
psallam Deo meo, lauda anima mea, lauda Dominum
quam diu vivus ero.

Nunc ubi est o mors victoria
et stimulus tuus?
Resurrexit Christus, oppressit hostes,
huic cantemus laudes perennes.

Hic, est Deus meus Dominus,
qui bona retribuit mihi, spes mea, et salus mea,
huic cantabo in vita mea.