Versa est in luctum (Derrick Gerarde)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-17)  CPDL #55380:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2019-09-17).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 915 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd, for SAATTB. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2012-02-27)  CPDL #25651:     
Editor: Jeffrey Quick (submitted 2012-02-27).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 229 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Versa est in luctum
Composer: Derrick Gerarde
Lyricist: Job 30:31, 30create page

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotetFuneral music

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1565 in Lbl Royal Appendix 49-54, no. 29
    Manuscript c.1575 in Lbl Royal Appendix 17-22, no. 10


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Original text and translations

The first part with translations may be found on the text page Versa est in luctum to which is added:

Latin.png Latin text

Cutis mea denigrata est super me
et ossa mea arruerunt.

English.png English translation

My skin is become black upon me,
and my bones are dried up.