Flete oculi (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2023-03-20)  CPDL #73127: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-03-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1545 print. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Flete oculi
Composer: Adrian Willaert
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Musica quatuor vocum ... liber secundus, Edition 2, no. 13

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Flete oculi rorate genas pectusque rigetis
   Semper, semper enim sors fit acerba magis
Immo rigete nec os nec pectora moesta rigetis
   Nam fletus curas mollificare solet
Vita mihi est cujus miseram traducere vitam
   Utque obeam curis unica cura mea est