This is a transposition of Dufay's original ATB version, here set for TBB. The plainchant can be sung in a lower octave or in the upper.
Urbs Jerusalem Monastic
plainchant & alternatim verses for TTB voices by Guillaume Dufay (†1474)
Recorded November, 2023 at Chapel of Ss. Peter and Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, FSSP Denton, NE during the Ordination of Minor Orders.
Singers: John Francis Sulzen, Andrew Daniels, Conan McGonagle, Marhall Harmon, Michael LaRochelle, Dominic Galante, Mr. Christopher Hattrup, Rev. Mr. Jacob Kasak, & Rev. Fr. Anthony Uy, n. e. lemme Director: Nicholas Lemme
Urbs Jerusalem | TBB a cappella | ca 3-6'
Blessed city, heavenly Salem,
vision dear of peace and love,
who of living stones art builded
in the height of heaven above,
and, with angel hosts encircled,
as a bride dost earthward move;
from celestial realms descending,
bridal glory round thee shed,
meet for him whose love espoused thee,
to thy Lord shalt thou be led;
all thy streets and all thy bulwarks
of pure gold are fashioned.
Bright thy gates of pearl are shining;
they are open evermore;
and by virtue of his merits
thither faithful souls do soar,
who for Christ's dear Name in this world
pain and tribulation bore.
Many a blow and biting sculpture
polished well those stones elect,
in their places now compacted
by the heavenly Architect,
who therewith hath willed for ever
that his palace should be decked.
Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
while unending ages run.