Ad te Domine a 8 (Philippe de Monte)

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Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-09-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 805 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Note values halved. Transposed up a tone.

General Information

Title: Ad te Domine a8
Composer: Philippe de Monte
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetCanon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1574 in Sacrarum cantionum cum quinque vocibus … liber tertius (Philippe de Monte), no. 18

Description: In the source, the S1, S2, B1 and B2 parts are printed in the Cantus, Altus, Quintus and Bassus partbooks respectively. The A1, A2, T1 and T2 parts are a canon 4 in 1, in retrograde, inversion and retrograde inversion: The Tenor partbook contains the A1 part and is headed: Octo vocum. MISERICORDIA & VERITAS Obviaverunt sibi JUSTITIA & PAX Osculatae sunt. CANON. This quote — Psalm 84:11 (Vulgate) "Mercy and truth are met together; justice and peace have kissed each other." — is intended as a clue to the way that the other three parts are derived, following the example of earlier motets by Senfl, Gumpelzhaimer and others.

de Monte also wrote a 5-voice setting of words from the same psalm.

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Original text and translations

Psalm 24:1-3 (Vulgate).

Latin.png Latin text

Ad te Domine
levavi animam meam;
Deus meus in te confido;
non erubescam,
neque irrideant me
inimici mei.

English.png English translation

To you, Lord,
I lift my soul.
My God, I trust in you;
do not let me be ashamed,
neither let my
enemies deride me.

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 25.