Percusso Philisthæo (Alvise Balbi)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-03-08).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Percusso Philisthæo
Composer: Alvise Balbi
Lyricist: 1 Samuel ch. 18, vv. 6,7create page

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in Ecclesiastici Concentus, no. 45

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Percusso Philisthæo David, et ferret caput eius in Hierusalem,
egressae sunt mulieres de universis urbibus Israel,
cantantes, chorosque ducentes in occursum Saul regis,
in tympanis lætitiae et in sistris.
Et præcinebant mulieres ludentes atque dicentes:
Saul percussit mille et David decem millia.

English.png English translation

When David slaughtered the Philistine, and bore his head to Jerusalem,
the women came out of all cities of Israel
singing and dancing to meet King Saul,
with timbrels, with instruments of joy, and with rebecks.
And the women sang by course in their play, and said:
"Saul hath slain his thousand, and David his ten thousand".