Dum deambularet dominus (Thomas Crecquillon)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2019-04-15). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 94 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This edition is transposed down a tone. Editorial flats are proposed for many of the notes which in the source appeared as B naturals.
Title: Dum deambularet dominus
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon
First published: 1547
2nd published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 5, no. 11
Description: Dialogue between God and Adam in the Garden of Eden, quoted from Genesis. The original clefs were G2, C2, C3, C4.
Original text and translations
Dum deambularet dominus ad auram* post meridiem clamavit et dixit: Adam, ubi es?
Vocem tuam audivi in paradiso et timui et abscondi me eo quod nudus essem abscondi me.
- The partbooks give the word as 'aurem', which also appears in the score, but ought ideally to be corrected.
As the Lord was walking in the cool of the day, he called ‘Adam, where are you?’
‘I heard your voice in paradise, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.’