O beatissime (Anonymous)
- (Posted 2020-03-20) CPDL #57610:
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-03-20). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 84 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original pitch and note values retained. A few emendations made, as indicated in the body of the score. Most importantly, an abrupt transition from from an accidental-free passage to a chord of E flat major is avoided, rendering the harmony as E minor instead. The subsequent transition to B flat major is not shocking in the same way, but may have swayed the copyist.
Title: O beatissime
Description: Setting of a prayer to Jesus included in an Alamire manuscript. The text is very similar to that of Luython's Domine Jesu Christe, respicere.
Original text and translations
O beatissime Domine Jesu Christe
respicere digneris super me miserum peccatorem
misericordiae tuae quibus respixisti Petrum in atrio,
Mariam Magdalenam in convivio
et latronem in crucis patibulo.
Fac me tua gratia ut cum Petro digne fleam,
cum Maria Magdalena perfecto amore te diligam
et cum latrone in saecula saeculorum te videam.