Vidi speciosam (Domenico Massenzio)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-24)  CPDL #52362:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-11-24).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition, Score and parts.

General Information

Title: Vidi speciosam
Composer: Domenico Massenzio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSS
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1616 in Selectae cantiones, no. 21

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

 Vidi speciosam,
 sicut columbam,
 desuper rivos aquarum,
 cuius inæstimabilis odor erat
 nimis in vestimentis eius,
 et sicut dies verni,
 circundabant eam,
 flores rosarum,
 et lilia convallium.

English.png English translation

 I saw the beautiful,
like a dove,
rising up,
above streams of water,
an unimaginable fragrance covered her clothes
just as if in the days of spring,
being surrounded by
flowers of roses,
and lilies of the valley.