Tu es Petrus (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-21)   CPDL #46014:   
Editor: Neil Weston (submitted 2017-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 165 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values halved. Time signature changed to 2/4.

General Information

Title: Tu es Petrus
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1854

Description: This motet is a contrafactum of the madrigal Lay a Garland, using the Latin text Tu es Petrus. Pearsall, who was living at Wartensee Castle in Switzerland at the time of the work's creation, dedicated it to the first bishop of St Gallen, John Peter.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tu es Petrus.