Infelix ego (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2012-08-05)  CPDL #26899: 
Original pitch:   (MIDI)    
Transposed up a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2012-08-05).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original pitch (low chiavette: C2, C3, C3, C4, F4, F5) and note values. In three parts, second part is for 4 voices (TBarBB). 3 midi files, one for each part, zipped.
Updated: 2014-03-24. A misprint in the lyrics has been fixed, Musica ficta modified.

General Information

Title: Infelix ego
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Girolamo Savonarola

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: ATTBarBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Sacrae cantiones liber quartus, no. 11
  2nd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 1.18
Description: A setting of the beginning of the Meditation on the Miserere by Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), written the day before his execution for heresy.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Infelix ego.