Musica Sacra to Six Voices (Giovanni Croce)

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Title: Musica Sacra to Six Voices

Full title: Musica Sacra: to Sixe Voyces. Composed in the Italian tongue by Giovanni Croce, newly Englished

Composer: Giovanni Croce

Publication date and place: 1608 in London by Thomas Este.

Description: Music composed by Giovanni Croce in Li sette sonetti penitenziali a sei voci (1596), lyrics by Francesco Bembo. Translation (paraphrase) into English by "R. H.". There is also an edition in Latin, Septem Psalmi poenitentiales sex vocum (1599).

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References

  • Morehen, John. 2003. Musica sacra (1608) [by] Giovanni Croce. London:Stainer and Bell. The English madrigalists, no. 41.

List of works

No. Part Incipit Psalm Vo. Voices Comment
1 Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not severely 6 6 SSATTB
1 2 Long have I languished in my grievous sorrows 6, Part 2 6 SSATTB
2 Blessed are they whose faults (so oft forbidden) 32 6 SSATTB
2 2 O thou my refuge and my consolation 32, Part 2 6 SSATTB
3 Lord, in thine anger do no more reprove me 38 6 SSATTB
3 2 My strength e'en fails, e'en fails me 38, Part 2 6 SSATTB
4 Show mercy, Lord, on me, most heinous sinner 51 6 SSATTB
4 2 Give me a clean heart, an untainted spirit 51, Part 2 6 SSATTB
5 Harken, Lord, unto mine humble plaintings 102 6 SSATTB
5 2 All kings and nations shall admire thy glory 102, Part 2 6 SSATTB
6 From profound center of my heart I cried 131 6 SSATTB "Psalm 102"
6 2 Upon thy word my soul hath firmly rested 131, Part 2 6 SSATTB "Psalm 102"
7 Listen, O Lord, unto my prostrate prayer 143 6 SSATTB
7 2 Succor me, Lord, save me with expedition 143, Part 2 6 SSATTB

Works at CPDL

Title Composer No. Lyricist Subgenre Year Language Vo. Voices
Blessed are they whose faults Giovanni Croce 2 Psalm 32 Motets 1608 English 6 SATTTB
From profound centre of my heart Giovanni Croce 6 Psalm 130 Motets 1608 English 6 SSATTB
Hearken, O Lord, unto my humble plainings Giovanni Croce 5 Psalm 101 Motets 1608 English 6 SATTBB,AATTBB
Listen, O Lord, unto my prostrate prayer Giovanni Croce 7 Psalm 143 Motets 1608 English 6 SSATTB,SAATTB
Lord, in thine anger do no more reprove me Giovanni Croce 3 Psalm 38 Motets 1608 English 6 SSATTB
Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not severely Giovanni Croce 1 Psalm 6 Motets 1608 English 6 SATTTB
Shew mercy, Lord, on me Giovanni Croce 4 Psalm 51 Motets 1608 English 6 SSATTB