Cantantibus organis (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-17)  CPDL #55067:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-08-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a fourth lower (for ATTB), in recognition of the chiavette clefs in the original notation. Otherwise identical to CPDL #53573.
  • (Posted 2019-03-15)  CPDL #53573:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed one tone lower (for SATB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from both published sources cited below.
  • (Posted 2016-10-27)  CPDL #41583:      A fifth lower:  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2016-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Cantantibus organis (2.p. Cæcilia virgo gloriosa)
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for St. Cecilia (Nov. 22)

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Motettorum, Book 14, no. 17
    2nd published: 1539 in Motteti del Fiore tertius liber cum quatuor vocibus (Moderne, Lyon, RISM 1539/10), no. 17
Description: Text is taken from Passio Sanctæ Ceciliæ, c.500AD

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cantántibus órganis
decantábat Cæcília virgo soli Dómino Deo, dicens:
Fiat Dómine cor meum et corpus meum immaculátum
ut non confúndar.

Cæcília virgo gloriósa
semper evangélium Christi gerébat in péctore suo
et nunquam a collóquiis divínis
et oratióne cessábat.

English.png English translation

As the instruments were playing,
Cecilia the virgin sang only to the Lord God, saying:
"Lord, let my heart and my body remain without stain,
that I not be put to shame."

Cecilia, glorious virgin,
always carried the Gospel of Christ in her heart
and never did she cease from
Godly conversations and prayer.

Other variants of Original text and translations may be found at Cantantibus organis.