Reges terrae (Jacobus Vaet)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-01)   CPDL #51654:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-11-01).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.Edition prepared from Novi Thesauri Musici (book 1), Venice, 1568, offered at original pitch.

  • (Posted 2014-12-20)   CPDL #33767:  Network.png
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2014-12-20).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone.

General Information

Title: Reges terrae
Composer: Jacobus Vaet
Source of text: Psalm 47:5b (Vulgate) & Matthew 2:2,11.

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredLiturgical music

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: Motet for Epiphany.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Reges terrae congregati sunt convenerunt in unum
dicentes, eamus in Judaeam et inquiramus
ubi est qui natus est rex magnus cuius stellam vidimus.
Et venientes invenerunt puerum cum Maria matre eius
et procidentes adoraverunt eum offerentes ei aurum thus et myrrham.

English.png English translation

The kings of the earth assembled and gathered together into one place,
saying, Let us go into Judea and ask,
"Where is he that is born a great king, whose star we have seen?"
And coming in, they found the child with Mary his mother,
and falling down they adored him, offering him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.