Sol occasum nesciens (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-24)   CPDL #37298:            (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-10-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sol occasum nesciens
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SAT or ATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1541 in Trium vocum cantiones, no. 5

Description: This is a different piece from the 'complete' (that is, alternatim) 4-part setting in Choralis Constantinus II

External websites: Sequence for both Christmas and the Circumcision. The full text, of which this is the fourth verse, may be found here

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Sol occasum nesciens,
stella semper rutilans,
semper clara.

English.png English translation

A sun which knows no setting,
a star that always shines,
always clear.

Translation by Edward Tambling