Required Resources: SATB choir
This motet is part of our Treasury of Sacred Music Series, a collection of choral gems about which Vatican Council II was speaking in Sacrosanctam concilium:
"The treasury of sacred music is to be preserved and cultivated with great care."
The composer Luca Marenzio, best known for his madrigals, was born in Brescia, Italy, in about 1550.
He lived in Rome, Florence, Ferrara and Warsaw, and his musical career put him in direct contact with royalty, high society, popes and prelates.
Estote fortes is the text for the Magnificat antiphon for Second Vespers of the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
The translation reads: "Be valiant in battle, and fight the ancient serpent, and you shall receive an everlasting kingdom, alleluia."
Prof. Angelini, of Rimini, Italy, has edited Marenzio's manuscript to bring out the strength and vitality of the piece, and has added suggestions for tempi and dynamics.
Order #: 7040
- Treasury Series
- Ordinary Time
- SATB Choir
- a cappella