Ecce sacerdos magnus (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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Editor: Nancho Alvarez (added 2004-10-19).   Score information: A4, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically under 'Motetes'. full score and individual parts available as midi files, also available as Postscript file.
Editor: Abel Di Marco (added 2001-03-21).   Score information: kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Ecce sacerdos magnus
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella

Description: Common of a Confessor Bishop, Office Antiphon; cf. Ecclesiasticus 44:16, 17

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text:

Latin.png Latin text

Ecce sacerdos magnus,
qui in diebus suis,
placuit Deo,
et inventus est justus.


English.png English translation

Behold a great priest,
who in his days pleased God,
and was found righteous

Additonal notes

External links:

Translation supplied by The St. Ann Choir, directed by William Mahrt.