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triplum O sancte Sebastiane, Semper, vespere et mane, Horis cunctis et momentis Dum adhuc sum sanae mentis, Me protege et conserva Et a me, martyr, enerva Infirmitatem noxiam Vocatem epidemiam. Tu de peste hujusmodi Me defende et custodi Et omnes amicos meos, Qui nos confitemur reos Deo et sanctae Mariae Et tibi, o martyr pie. Tu Mediolanus civis Hanc pestilentiam, si vis Potes facere cessare Et ad Deum impetrare Quia a multis est scitum, Quod de hoc habes meritum. Zoe mutam tu sanasti Et sanatam restaurasti Nicostrato ejus viro, Hoc faciens modo miro. In agone consolabas Martyres et promittebas Eis sempiternam vitam Et martyribus debitam. Amen Motetus O martyr Sebastiane, Tu semper nobiscum mane Atque per tua merita Nos, qui sumus in hac vita, Custodi, sana et rege Et a peste nos protege Praesentans nos trinitati Et virgini sanctae matri. Et sic vitam finiamus, Quod mercedem habeamus Et martyrum consortium Et Deum videre pium. Contratenor O quam mira refulsit gratia Sebastianus, martyr inclytus, Qui militis portans insignia, Sed de fratum palma sollicitus Confortavit corda pallencia Verba sibi collato caelitus.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Guillaume Dufay (c1400 - 1474), "O sancte Sebastiane", c1437 [ vocal quartet], isorhythmic motet [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "O Saint Sebastian", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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triplum O Saint Sebastian Always, at evening and morning, In all hours and moments While I remain of sound mind, Protect me and save me And take out of me, o martyr, The harmful weakness Called epidemic. From this kind of illness Defend and guard me And all my friends, We who confess ourselves sinners Before God and holy Mary And you, o faithful martyr. O citizen of Milan, If you wish, you can make This plague stop And obtain this from God Because it is well-known to many That you have this boon from him. You healed Zoe the mute And restored her healthy To her husband Nicostratus, Doing this in a miraculous way. You consoled the martyrs In their agony and promised Them the eternal life Which is due to martyrs. Amen Motetus O martyr Sebastian Remain always with us And through your merits Guard us, who are in this life, Heal and rule us And from plague protect us Presenting us to the Trinity And holy virgin mother. And may we end our life thus That we may have the prize And the brotherhood of martyrs And see our holy God. Contratenor O how he shone with wondrous grace, Sebastian the famous martyr Who, bearing a soldier's arms But moved by the victory of his brothers Comforted their weak hearts By speaking to them as a heavenly messenger.
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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-03
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