Miserere mei Deus (Jacobus Vaet)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-18)  CPDL #63010: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)     - Quintus (Baritone) in transposed violin clef.
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto in transposed violin clef, Quintus in bass clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-02-18).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Thesaurus musicus 1564, Nürnberg. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Miserere mei Deus
Composer: Jacobus Vaet

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 14 (Susato), no. 13
    2nd published: 1556 in Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus quintus (Berg & Neuber), no. 14
    3rd published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564) (Berg & Neuber), Volume 4, no. 17
    4th published: 1929 in Das Chorwerk, no. 2.4
Description: Two-part motet.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.

Latin.png Latin text

Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam misericordiam tuam,
et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum dele iniquitatem meam.

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum,
et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.
Miserere mei Deus.