Audite me, docebo vos (Giovanni de Macque)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2014-10-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Audite me, docebo vos
Composer: Giovanni de Macque
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1610 in Fatiche Spirituali, Book 2, no. 27
Description: Contrafact of de Macque's secular "Preso son io", arranged by Simone Molinaro and published in Venice, 1610.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Audite me, docebo vos timorem
vestigia salutis:
heu, qui amat aeterna, si vult habere bona,
invigilet in cura cordis sui.

English.png English translation

Hear me, and I will teach you to approach the path to salvation with foreboding:
He who loves eternity, alas, if he wishes good things,
must examine the concerns of his heart.