Dixit Dominus [for 8 voices] (Psalm 110:1-7) – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Book of Hours - Psalm 109 (Latin Vulgate) Dixit Dominus Domino meo
Detail from Book of Hours, ca.1511 – Psalm 109 (Latin Vulgate) Dixit Dominus Domino meo

Psalm 110:1-7 [Latin: Psalmi 109]

1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Dixit Dominus Domino meo: sede a dextris meis, donec ponam inimicos tuos scabellum pedum tuorum. Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion: dominare in medio inimicorum tuorum. Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae in splendoribus sanctorum: ex utero, ante luciferum, genui te. Juravit Dominus et non poenitebit eum: tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Dominus a dextris tuis: confregit in die irae suae reges. Judicabit in nationibus, implebit ruinas: conquassabit capita in terra multorum. De torrente in via bibet: propterea exaltabit caput.

[Additional music lyrics: Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeulorum. Amen.]

Dixit Dominus [for 8 voices] (1581), in Hymni totius anni, composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Victoria: Dixit Dominus 8vv - Plus Ultra

Performed by Ensemble Plus Ultra

Free sheet music via University of Malaga [link to pdf]

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