The dixit is quite in the style of a short mass, the different sections in counterpoint full of force and animation.
Can they sing the music I taught them for the dixit Dominus to-night?
dixit Jesus discipulis suis, Ego sum pastor bonus: et reliqua.
dixit enim quod audiverat quod in creatione illius Pape italici fuerunt septuaginta prelati.
Inde dixit ille Anglicus in poetria nova: Papa stupor mundi.
dixit Patricius, "Nec rex eris nec de semine tuo regnabit in aeternum."
Henricus generalis minister mihi magistro Bartholomeo dixit ipse oretenus.
Et ideo bene Apostolus dixit: De virginibus autem praeceptum non habeo, consilium autem do.
Nec dixit quid determinasset se ad unum nec ad alium predictorum.
Then it happened that he saw the stranger in the back of the church again, and forgot his dixit Dominus straightway.
Latin, literally "he (the master) said it," translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.