Formoso vermi formosa Camilla (Jacquet de Mantua)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-10)  CPDL #61318: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-11-10).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 151 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1544 print. Original note values. Text underlay in the 1544 was not always clear. The original has lethe Charites in all voices, which we have changed to lete (i.e. laete) Charites.

General Information

Title: Formoso vermi formosa Camilla
Composer: Jacquet de Mantua

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1544 in Cipriani musici liber primus, quinque vocum, no. 5
Description: For Giacomo and Camilla dal Verme of Verona.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Formoso vermi formosa Camilla deorum
atque hominum fausto jungitur auspicio,
tu quatiens claro fulgentem lumine tedam,
o Hymen, o Hymenee.

Adsit amor ridensque ericina ac pronuba Juno,
sanctaque legitimi, paxque fidesque Thori,
adsint lete Charites, museque canentes,
o Hymen, o Hymenee.