Ego sum pastor bonus (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2016-03-18)   CPDL #38938:     
Editor: Corinne Cooze (submitted 2016-03-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Direct transcription, scored for ATTB
  • (Posted 2016-03-18)   CPDL #38939:     
Editor: Corinne Cooze (submitted 2016-03-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Raised P5 to accommodate SATB choirs

General Information

Title: Ego sum pastor bonus
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB, ATTB or STTB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunion for 2nd Sunday after Easter

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1550 in Choralis Constantinus, Volume 1

Description: Polyphonic Communio for the 2nd Sunday after Easter

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia:
et cognosco oves meas,
et cognoscunt me meae, Alleluia, alleluia

English.png English translation

I am the good shepherd (alleluia):
and I know my sheep,
and mine know me. (alleluia, alleluia)