Rex autem David (lament for Absalon) (Mathieu Gascongne)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-01)  CPDL #48258:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-01-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch, modern clefs, note values halved.

General Information

Title: Rex autem David (lament for Absalon)
Composer: Mathieu Gascongne

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Motetti e canzone libro primo (Andrea Antico), no. 11
    2nd published: 1521 in Motetti liber quarto (Antico), no. 15
    3rd published: 1535 in Motettorum, Book 11 (Pierre Attaignant), no. 24
    4th published: 1539 in Motteti del Fiore quartus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 4
Description: The original clefs were C2, C4, C4, F4.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Rex autem David cooperto capite incedens
lugebat filium suum dicens:
Absalon fili mi, quis mihi det ut ego moriar pro te,
fili mi Absalon.