Levavi oculos meos (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-27)  CPDL #23995:    (MIDI) (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-07-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 136 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The MIDI and the source (MusicXML) files are zipped

General Information

Title: Levavi oculos meos
Composer: Anonymous
Source of text: Psalm 121 (120)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript post 1445 in the Trent codices, tr89, no. 89-177
    Manuscript post 1445 in the Trent codices, tr89, no. 89-178
Description: A psalm transcribed from the Trent manuscript tr89, attributed to Andreas Gregorius Breittinens. The time signatures, notes' values and colourings are as in the manuscript. The perfect notes and rests are dotted and a tie is used for a note whose value cannot be exactly represented. The complete text of the psalm 120 is only to the superius. The coloured notes “ligatæ” are in hemiola, the others are in “proportio sesquialtera” (3 vs. 2). The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves - the right downstemmed note are longæ – the. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 121.

Latin.png Latin text

Levavi oculos meos
unde veniet auxilium mihi.

Auxilium meum a Domino
qui fecit cælum et terram.

Non det in commotionem pedem tuum
neque dormitet, qui custodit te.

Ecce non dormitabit
neque dormiet, qui custodit Isræl.

Dominus custodit te, Dominus protectio tua
super manum dexteram tuam.

Per diem sol non uret te
neque luna per noctem.

Dominus custodit te ab omni malo
custodiat animam tuam Dominus.

Dominus custodiat introitum tuum, et exitum tuum
ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum