Descendi in hortum meum (Bernardino Morelli)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch (high chiavette) for SSATT or transposed down a fourth for SSATB.

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Title: Descendi in hortum meum
Composer: Bernardino Morelli
Lyricist: Song of Solomon 6: 10,11create page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATT or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598
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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Descendi in hortum meum, ut viderem poma convallium,
et inspicerem si floruisset vinea, et germinassent mala punica.
Nescivi, anima mea conturbavit me propter quadrigas Aminadab.

English.png English translation

I went down into my garden to see what grew by the brooks,
to look if the vineyard flourished, and if the pomegranates were shot forth.
Then the chariots of the prince of my people made me suddenly afraid.

(trans. Myles Coverdale, 1535)