- (Posted 2006-06-16) CPDL #11915: (Sibelius 2)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-06-16). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Irregular bar lengths have been retained.
Title: Plorans ploravit
Composer: Francisco Valls
Source of text: Lamentations 1:2
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: AATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: Violoncello accompaniment
First published: 1742 in Mapa Armónico Práctico, no.
Description: Handwritten in score with irregular bar lengths. It is given as an example of the "melismatic" or "hyporchematic" style.
Original text and translations
Plorans ploravit in nocte,
et lacrimae ejus in maxillis ejus:
non est qui consoletur eam
ex omnibus caris ejus:
omnes amici ejus spreverunt eam
et facti sunt ei inimici.
She weepeth sore in the night,
and her tears are on her cheeks:
among all her lovers she hath none
to comfort her: all her friends
have dealt treacherously with her,
they are become her enemies.