Percussit Saul mille (Giovanni Croce)

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Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2020-05-12).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-02-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is offered at the original key for SSAATTBB or transposed down a fourth for the same forces. Instruments may be used to replace or reinforce the voices. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Percussit Saul millia
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Motetti a otto voci, libro primo, no. 9

Description: Motet, inspired by 1 Samuel, written most probably for use at the commemoration of a Venetian feat of arms.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Percussit Saul mille, et David decem millia, quia manus Domini erat cum illo.
Percussit Philistaeum et abstulit opprobrium ex Israel.
Nonne iste David de quo canebat in choro, dicentes:
Percussit Saul millia, et David decem millia, quia manus Domini erat cum illo.

English.png English translation

Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands, because the hand of the Lord was with him.
He killed the Philistine and removed disgrace from Israel.
Is this not that David of whom they sang in their dances, saying:
Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands, because the hand of the Lord was with him.