Terra tremuit (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2003-10-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: revised May 2006 (completely reset from original printed source)
Editor: Marco-cipoo.net (added 2002-08-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically by composer

General Information

Title: Terra tremuit
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: AATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gradualia II, 1607, no.23

Description: Offertory motet for Easter Day

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Original text and translations

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Latin.png Latin text

Terra tremuit, et quievit,
dum resurgeret in Judicio Deus.


English.png English translation

The earth trembled and was still,
when God arose in judgement.