O quam gloriosum est regnum - Benedictio et claritas (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-04)   CPDL #45273:         
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General Information

Title: O quam gloriosam est regnum
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1589 in Cantiones sacrae I, nos. 22-23

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Original text and translations

The text and translations of the first part may be found at O quam gloriosum.

Latin.png Latin text

O quam gloriosum est regnum, in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes sancti, amicti stolis albis sequuntur Agnum quocunque ierit,
(Magnificat antiphon, 2nd Vespers, All Saints)
laudantes Deum et dicentes:
Benedictio et claritas et sapientia et gratiarum actio, honor, virtus et fortitudo Deo nostro in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
 

English.png English translation

O how glorious is the kingdom wherein all the Saints rejoice with Christ; arrayed in white robes they follow the Lamb
whithersoever he goeth, praising God and saying:
Benediction and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, honour and power and strength, to our God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Revelation 7:12)