Jerusalem luge (Jean Richafort)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-25)  CPDL #56777:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Gardane 1539. Original pitch and note values. The second line requires low altos or high tenors, while the fourth is really for baritones.

General Information

Title: Jerusalem luge
Composer: Jean Richafort

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: AATBB
Genre: SacredMotetTenebrae responsory for Holy Saturday

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 22
  2nd published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 8 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 13
  3rd published: 1539 in Fior de mottetti secundus liber cum quinque vocibus (Antonio Gardano), no. 8
  4th published: 1540 in Selectissimarum mutetarum (Georg Forster), no. 1.1
Description: Moderne, Gardane, and Forster attributed the motet to Richafort, but apparently several other possible composers have been suggested: Hellinck (Attaingnant), Caen or Verdelot.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Hierusalem luge
et exue te vestiibus
induere cinere et cilicio
quia in te occisus est salvator Israel.

Deduc quasi torrentem lachrimas per diem et noctem
et non taceat pupilla oculis tui
quia in te occisus est salvator Israel.