Rex Asiae et Ponti (Cipriano de Rore)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-09-05).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 405 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Rex Asiae et Ponti
Composer: Cipriano de Rore
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Il quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, Edition 1, no. 21
  2nd published: 1569 in Il primo libro delle fiamme a quattro e cinque voci, no. 21

Description: The addressee of this work is Wolfgang Engelbert I. from the noble Family Auersperg in Carniola (German: Krain) in present-day Slovenia (see the reference below).

External websites: article (in Slovenian) with English abstract identifying the addressee of this work

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Rex Asiae et Ponti potuit celeberrimus olim,
Linguarum varios ore sonare modos,
Divitiis alios longe superaverat omnes,
Imperii cuius maxima Roma tui,
Rebus Alexander gestis clarissimis orbis,
Inclitus immensi Rex domitorque fuit.
O prisce Wolffange decusque et gloria stirpis Auspurge,
Qua se carmina iactat ovans his quaque fortuna parente voluit esse:
Alma tamen virtus annumerare cupit.