Tomás Luis de Victoria: Seniores populi

Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Pact of Judas, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

Seniores populi consilium fecerunt,
The elders of the people plotted together
ut Iesum dolo tenerent, et occiderent:
to have Jesus arrested by some trick, and to put him to death:
cum gladiis et fustibus exierunt tamquam ad latronem.
with swords and cudgels they went out as if against a robber.
Collegerunt pontifices et pharisaei concilium.
The priests and pharisees conferred together.

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