Aprestateci fede (Adriano Banchieri)

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  • (Posted 1998-12-28)  CPDL #00532:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Jens Peter Jacobsen (submitted 1998-12-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: originally madrigal, sacred text added. File recovered using the WayBackMachine of http://archive.org

General Information

Title: Aprestateci fede / Confitemini
Composer: Adriano Banchieri

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genres: Secular & SacredMadrigal

Languages: Italian, Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in Il Zabaione musicale, no. 3
    2nd published: 1607 in Musica tolta da I Madrigali di Claudio Monteverde, e d'altri autori … e fatta spiritual (Aquilino Coppini), no. 7
Description: "Intermedio di felici Pastori, a 2 Chori."

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Aprestateci fede
voi che rivolti il core
pastori havete
in servitu d'Amore.
Ah, non si trova più dolce gioire
ch'amar e amando del suo amor fruire.

Latin.png Latin text

Confitemini Deo et invocate nomen sanctum eius;
cantate ei, omnes gentes terrae,
et exaltate eum omnes tribus.