David, rex propheta (Jean Crespel)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2012-10-08). Score information: 20.1 x 27.6 cm, 11 pages, 91.81 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In the original key in modern clefs. Source: Liber nonus ecclesiasticarum cantionum 5 vocum, Susato, Antwerp 1554 (accessed via Royal Holloway website, earlymusiconline).
Title: David, rex propheta
Composer: Jean Crespel
First published: 1554 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 9, no. 13
Description: A setting of a non-Biblical text praising King David as a musician - probably a unique text, of unknown authorship. Musical instruments are mentioned, and to some extent musically imitated, in Part Two.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
David rex propheta Dei
King David was God’s prophet.