Do truncken sie die liebe lange nacht (Ivo de Vento)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-28)  CPDL #50693:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-07-28).   Score information: A4, 27 pages, 157 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. Full score and separate scores for the two choirs.

General Information

Title: Do truncken sie die liebe lange nacht
Composer: Ivo de Vento

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1573 in Teutsche Lieder, 5 vv
Description: A dialogue. Allthoug the print doesn't say so it is clearly a two choir piece.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Do truncken sie die liebe lange nacht/
biß daß der liechte morgen anbrach/
der helle liechte morgen/
sie sungen und sprungen und waren fro/
und lebten on alle sorgen.

English.png English translation

Then they drank all the dear long night,
until the morning brought the light,
the clear bright morning/
they sang and jumped and where joyful/
and lived without any sorrow.