Videns dominus civitatem (Jean de La Fage)

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  • (Posted 2022-03-14)  CPDL #68402:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2022-03-14).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Videns dominus civitatem
Composer: Jean de La Fage
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Motetti novi libro tertio (Antico), no. 10
Description: Motetti libro tertio, published by Andrea Antico, 1520. A simple work but very effective and indeed quite moving.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Videns Dominus civitatem desolatam,
turbato corde flevit amare, dicens:
O bone Jesu, avertatur obsecro furor tuus
a populo tuo, et dic angelo percutienti:
Cesset jam manus tua ne perenat
sperantes in te in aeternum.