Vidi turbam magnam (Revelation 7: 9-12) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Revelation 7:9-12 [Latin] – 9 [After this] I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and the ancients, and the four living creatures; and they fell down before the throne upon their faces, and adored God, 12 Saying: Amen. Benediction, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, honour, and power, and strength to our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Vidi turbam magnam quam dinumerare nemo poterat, ex omnibus gentibus et tribubus, et populis, et linguis: stantes ante thronum Dei in conspectu Agni, amicti stolis albis, et palmae in manibus eorum: et clamabant voce magna dicentes: Salus Deo nostro qui sedet super thronum Agno. Et omnes angeli stabant in circuitut throni et seniorum et quattuor animalium, et ceciderunt in conspectu throni et adoraverunt Deum, dicentes: Amen. Benedictio, et claritas et sapientia et gratiarum actio, honor virtus et fortitudo Deo nostro, in saecula saeculorum, Amen

Detail from the Ghent Altarpiece / Adoration of the Lamb (1432), by Jan van Eyck
Women with palm branches before The Lamb. Detail from the Ghent Altarpiece / Adoration of the Lamb (1432), by Jan van Eyck


Vidi turbam magnam, composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594). First appeared in Liber primus motettorum, no. 27 (1569).

Ensemble Classica | Vidi Turbam magnam -G.P. Palestrina

Sung by Ensemble Classica, conducted by Joseph Baghdo

Free sheet music at Choral Public Domain Library

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