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Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.1
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1 Britten, Martin, and Mozart append "Hosanna in excelsis" (from Sanctus)
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , no title, Psalm 118:26a. [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 Frank Martin (1890 - 1974), "Benedictus" [ double chorus ], from cantata Mass for double choir, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Benedictus", K. 427 no. 5, from mass Große Messe in c-Moll, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525?6 - 1594), "Benedictus qui venit" [ chorus a cappella ], from mass Missa ad fugam [sung text checked 1 time]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- 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 © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Bible or other Sacred Texts)
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
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Translations of title(s):
"Benedictus qui venit" = "Blessed in he who comes in the name of the Lord"
"Benedictus" = "Blessed is he"
This text is commonly sung as part of the fourth part of the Ordinary of the Latin Mass: Sanctus, Osanna, Benedictus, Osanna.
The words of the Benedictus are adapted from a Biblical canticle beginning "Benedictus Dominus Deus" (Blessed be the Lord God) from Luke 1:68–79
The Osanna refrain, set by many composers following this text can be translated "Praise, in the highest."
Osanna: This Latin word commonly appears in English and Latin sacred texts praising God; it is a transliteration of הוֹשַׁענָא (hōsha‘nā, “please save”, in Biblical Hebrew and of אושענא ('ōsha‘nā) in Aramaic
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