Beati quorum via, Op. 38, No. 3 (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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Original voicing

  • CPDL #28692:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2013-03-31).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #25118:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2011-12-07).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • CPDL #18961:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Jim Cooke (submitted 2009-02-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original publication had a typo in bars 39-40 in sop 2 to which this edition offers a solution (though it was not possible to consult the ms). The rationale is thus: the dotted minim in Sop 2, bar 39 was tied to the first crotchet of bar 40 but the text underlay for 'Domini' necessitated ignoring the tie and putting a melisma on the second syllable. Based on Stanford's setting of 'Domini' where he never stresses the second syllable, the conclusion is that the tie was meant and the text underlay incorrect in bar 40.
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 1999-05-13).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:


  • CPDL #33080:  [ Icon_pdf.gif] [ Icon_snd.gif] [ Finale]
Editor: Chris Dell (submitted 2014-10-05).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition was arranged for SSAATB to reduce the burden on choirs with many good altos but few men.
  • CPDL #23853:  Icon_pdf.gif
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2011-07-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third for AATTBB
  • CPDL #07951:  Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif 
Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2004-09-29).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 236 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arranged for SAAT & organ by the editor.
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-01-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged for men's voices (TTB.TBB) by the editor.

General Information

Title: Beati quorum via, Op. 38, No. 3
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or AATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella


Description: The third motet of the set "Three Latin Motets". The others are Justorum Animae and Coelos Ascendit Hodie.

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Original text and translations

Psalm 119:1, Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.

Latin.png Latin text

Beati quorum via integra est,
qui ambulant in lege Domini.

English.png English translation

Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
who walk in the law of the Lord.

German.png German translation

Wohl denen, die ohne Tadel leben,
die im Gesetz des Herrn wandeln!

Italian.png Italian translation

Beati quelli che sono integri nelle loro vie,
che camminano secondo la legge del Signore.