- (Posted 2020-07-19) CPDL #59779:
- Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-07-19). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 88 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Part 1 (of 2)
Title: Lucia virgo (2da pars Sicut per me)
Composer: Vicente Lusitano
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: ATTTB
Genre: Sacred, Motet, Responsoryfor St. Lucy (13 December)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1555 in Liber primus epigramatum, no. 11
Description: Responsory at Vespers for the Feast of St Lucy: the words are Saint Agatha's in a vision, after Lucy had prayed for her ill mother.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
Lucia virgo, quid a me petis
quod ipsa poteris praestare continuo
nam et matri tuae?
Fides tua subvenit et ecce salvata es,
quia jocundum Deo in tua virginitate
Sicut per me civitas Catinensium sublimatur a Christo
ita et per te Ciracusana civitas decorabitur,
| English translation|
O virgin Lucy, why do you ask of me
that which you yourself can obtain
for your mother?
Your faith helped her: behold, she is well!
because you in your virginity prepared a home
for God to rejoice in.
Just as the city of Catania was taken up by Christ through me,
so the city of Syracuse is honoured through you,
...because you in your virginity…