Iam mundi linque vana (Orazio Vecchi)
- Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2020-10-31). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 125 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1587
2nd published: 1610 in Fatiche Spirituali, Book 1, no. 6
Description: This is a contrafact of Vecchi's Deh lascia Filli i fiori by Simone Molinaro.
Molinaro did not simply fit a sacred text to the music, but transposed it down a fifth, altered the octave for two voices, interchanged some sections between voices, and made some minor adjustments. But thus he simplified the structure, because in repetitions he used the same music for the same voices, whereas Vecchi used different voices.
Original text and translations
Iam mundi linque vana
Lass fahren nun die Eitelkeiten der Welt,
Relinquish now the vanities of the world,