O quam pulchra es (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-07)  CPDL #33308:        Basso Continuo:  
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2014-11-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Continuo realisation by editor

General Information

Title: O quam pulchra es
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: T
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Ghirlanda sacra, no. 3

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O quam tu pulchra es,
Amica mea, columba mea,
Formosa mea
Oculi tui columbarum
Capilli tui sicut greges caprarum
Et dentes tui sicut greges tonsarum.
Veni de Libano, veni coroberis.
Surge propera, surge sponsa mea,
Surge dilecta mea, immaculata mea,
Surge, veni, quia amore langueo.