In monte Oliveti

for ATTB a cappella

This is a transcription of Giovanni Battista Martini’s (1706-1784) In monte Oliveti originally written for TTB voices a cappella. This has been used as music for Tenebrae. Original Latin text and translation are below:

In monte Oliveti ad patrem oravit:
Pater si fieri potest transeat a me calix iste.

“Vigilate et orate,
ut non intretis in tentationem.

“Spiritus quidem promptus est,
caro autem infirma.
Fiat voluntas tua.”

On the Mount of Olives he prayed to his Father:
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.

Watch and pray,
lest you enter into temptation.

The spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.
Let your will be done.

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