Vivere vis recte (Nicolas de Wismes)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-06-27). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 1.51 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved.
First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 3, no. 27
Description: In the source, the quintus (T2) part is marked "Canon", but the resolution to the canon (B1) is not provided. The bass part has a 2-flat key signature (before transposition); the other parts have one flat. Micyllus's Sylvarum libri quinque presents two poems under the title Confide et ama. The first, Confisus Domino, was set by Pinchon and by Lassus; both settings are included in Thesaurus musicus and feature the text Confide et ama ("trust and love", the motto of George of Austria (1505–1557), illegitimate son of Emperor Maximilan I and Prince-Bishop of Liège) as an ostinato. Vivere vis recte is the second poem, the first half of which was also set by Dyricke Gerarde.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Vivere vis recte.