Attention! Some of this material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. It is also illegal to reprint copyright texts or translations without the name of the author or translator.
To inquire about permissions and rates, contact Emily Ezust at
If you wish to reprint translations, please make sure you include the names of the translators in your email. They are below each translation.
Note: You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Domine Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua. [Hosanna in excelsis!]1
1 omitted by Howells.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , "Sanctus" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Giovanni Gabrieli (1558 - 1613), "Sanctus" [ chorus ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Frank Martin (1890 - 1974), "Sanctus" [ double chorus ], from cantata Mass for double choir, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Sanctus", K. 427 no. 4, from mass Große Messe in c-Moll, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Sanctus", op. posth. 113 no. 3, D 696 no. 3 (1820), published 1829 [ satb chorus a cappella ], from Sechs Antiphonen zur Palmweihe am Palmsonntag, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Sanctus - I will lift up mine eyes", 1936-8, published 1951, first performed 1950 [ soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, and orchestra ], from Hymnus Paradisi, no. 4
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Sanctus / Benedictus", from oratorio Missa Brevis in D, no. 3
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Sanctus", op. 66 no. 4, published 1961 [ soprano, tenor, baritone, satb chorus, boys' chorus, orchestra, chamber orchestra, organ ], from War Requiem, no. 4
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Heilig, heilig, heilig"
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Holy", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sanctus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2011-06-25
Line count: 4
Word count: 16
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of the the Sabaoth. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest!
- Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2016-05-19
Line count: 4
Word count: 21