O quam pulcra es amica mea (Vincenzo de Grandis)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-06)  CPDL #59559:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-07-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O quam pulcra es amica mea
Composer: Vincenzo de Grandis

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1616 in Selectae cantiones, no. 6

Description: Concertante mottet for two tenors. Text Based on Canticum Canticorum 4: 1a, 9a, 5:8b (Versio Vulgata).

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Original text and translations

The Lyrics are based on: Canticum canticorum (4:1a, 9a, 5:8b) in Versio Vulgata

Latin.png Latin text

4:1a. quam pulchra es amica mea, formosa mea.
9a. vulnerasti cor meum soror mea sponsa vulnerasti cor meum
5:8b. Dicito, dilecto meo quia amore langueo.

Translation based on Douay-Rheims Bible: Song of songs (4:1a,9a, 5:8b)"

English.png English translation

How beautiful art thou, my love, my beauty!
Thou hast wounded my heart, my sister, my spouse, thou hast wounded my heart.
Tel my beloved, that I languish with love.