Ego sum panis vivus (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 104 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Benedictus antiphon, Lauds, Corpus Christi

General Information

Title: Ego sum panis vivus
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gradualia II (1607), no. 17

Description: John 6:51–52; Corpus Christi, Lauds, Antiphon to the Benedictus

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Original text and translations

Original text:

Latin.png Latin text

Ego sum panis vivus,
qui de caelo descendi.
Si quis manducaverit ex hoc pane,
vivet in aeternum,


English.png English translation

I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
Whosoever shall eat of this bread shall live forever,

Additonal notes

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