Ad te Domine a 8 (Philippe de Monte)
- 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.
Title: Ad te Domine a8
Composer: Philippe de Monte
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.
Original text and translations
Psalm 24:1-3 (Vulgate).
Ad te Domine
To you, Lord,
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 25.