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Thomas Morley Nolo Mortem Peccatoris - SAB

Crawford R. Thoburn
Anthems, Communion Anthems, Evening Service
Keyboard [organ/piano], Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Original Publication
Golden Age Classics for SAB Choir
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

An SAB arrangement of Thomas Morley's Golden Age Classic. A cappella or lightly accompanied. Perfect for smaller choirs who wish to do some of this beautiful Renasissance polyphony. A nice introduction to a macaronic (mixed language) motet. The refrain is in Latin - Nolo mortem peccatoris; Haec sunt verba Salvatoris. [I desire not the death of a sinner: these are the words of the Savior.] The verses in Engflish. Also see this SATB version if you have a larger choir.

Nolo mortem peccatoris; Haec sunt verba Salvatoris.
[I do not wish the death of a sinner. These are the words of the Savior.]
Father I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save.
Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have.
Father, my will now all is this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.
Father, behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side;
Ev'n from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied,
but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.




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