O cruor sanguinis

Father and Son, Symphonia Series

FORM Antiphon for the Redeemer
SOURCE Riesencodex f.466 verso

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"O cruor sanguinis," Antiphon for the Redeemer, Riesencodex f.466 verso

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Text and Translation

O cruor sanguinis
qui in alto sonuisti,
cum omnia elementa
se implicuerunt
in lamentabilem vocem
cum tremore,
quia sanguis Creatoris sui
illa tetigit,
ungue nos
de languoribus nostris.

O stream of blood
which you cried on high
when all the elements
enfolded themselves
within the voice wailing
with dread,
because the blood of their Creator
had spattered them:
anoint us
against our frailty.


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Editorial Notes

Only found (unica) in Riesencodex, however this antiphon in the manuscript is incomplete. The final three lines of text (beginning with illa tetigit) have blank staves.


Musical transcription by Allison Mondel
Latin translation by Hugh McElroy

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