O dulcis Jesu (Jacquet de Mantua)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-15)  CPDL #33732: 
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2014-12-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Alto part is in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: O dulcis Jesu
Composer: Jacquet de Mantua

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Motecta quatuor vocum liber primus, Venice, Edition 2, no. 15, p. 25

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O dulcis Jesu, o puer amantissime,
qui pro nobis nasci de virgine
et inter bruta animalia in praesepio jacere voluisti,
fac nos mundi delicias contemnere.

English.png English translation

O sweet Jesus, O most loving child,
who for us was born of a virgin,
and chose to lie in a manger among brute beasts,
make us despise the pleasures of the world.