O Jesu mea vita (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2009-06-16)  CPDL #19646:  Network.png
Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-06-16).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
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  • (Posted 2004-02-25)  CPDL #06786:  Network.png
Editor: John D. Smith (submitted 2004-02-25).   Score information: 47.4 x 67 cm, 4 pages, 144 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Contrafacta of 'Si ch'io vorrei morire'. Scores listed alphabetically by composer. All scores available in Scorch format, some are also available as PDF files.

General Information

Title: O Jesu mea vita
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Lyricist: Aquilino Coppini

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Jesu mea vita,
In quo est vera salus,
O lumen gloriae amate Jesu
O cara pulchritudo
Tribue mihi tuam
Dulcedinem mellifluam gustandam
O vita mea,
O Gloria coelorum
Ah restringe me tibi in aeternum.
O Jesu, lux mea, spes mea,
Cor meum, do me tibi
O Jesu mea vita.