Doctor bonus, amicus Dei (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-12)   CPDL #47327:   
Editor: Harry Boulton (submitted 2017-11-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Added slurs. Ending as seen in 1585 edition.
  • (Posted 2017-11-12)   CPDL #47326:   
Editor: Harry Boulton (submitted 2017-11-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Ending as seen in 1585 edition.
  • (Posted 2016-12-15)   CPDL #42302:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Tomás Luis de Victoria Research Center (submitted 2016-12-15).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 501 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Nueva Edición Victoria
  • CPDL #26723:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #08147:  Network.png
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-10-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically under 'Motetes'. full score and individual parts available as midi files, also available as Postscript file.

General Information

Title: Doctor bonus, amicus Dei
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for the feast of St. Andrew.

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motecta I (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 2
  2nd published: 1585 in Motecta festorum (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 23
  3rd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 87
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Doctor bonus, amicus Dei
Andreas ducitur ad crucem.
Aspiciens a longe,
vidit crucem et dixit:
"Salve crux,
suscipe discipulum eius
qui pependit in te
magister meus Christus."

English.png English translation

A virtuous teacher and friend of God,
Andrew was led to the cross.
Looking from afar,
he saw the cross and said:
"Hail, cross,
receive a disciple of Him
who hung on you,
Christ, my master."

German.png German translation

Guter Lehrer, Freund Gottes,
Andreas, Führer zum Kreuz.
Herblickend von ferne
sah er das Kreuz und sagte:
"Sei gegrüßt, Kreuz,
nimm den Schüler dessen auf,
der an dir hing,
mein Meister Christus."