Infelix ego - Quid igitur faciam? - Ad te igitur (William Byrd)

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Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2021-11-23).   Score information: Letter, 20 pages, 247 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2002-07-30)  CPDL #03888:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2002-07-30).   Score information: A4, 24 pages, 396 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Aug 2018 (formatting, error correction).

General Information

Title: Infelix ego
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: Girolamo Savonarola

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Cantiones Sacrae II, no. 24-26
Description: Motet in three parts.

Prima pars: Infelix ego
Secunda pars: Quid igitur faciam
Tertia pars: Ad te igitur

A setting of the beginning of the Meditation on the Miserere by Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), written the day before his execution for heresy.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Infelix ego.