O quam tu pulchra es (Alessandro Grandi)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-05)  CPDL #42525:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-01-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2016-06-30)  CPDL #40198:  Original key:       Alto edition in C dorian:    
Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Personal
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2016-06-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: editor's accompaniment.
  • (Posted 2012-02-03)  CPDL #25524:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2012-02-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In original key, G Dorian. Unrealized.
  • (Posted 2001-10-12)  CPDL #03045:         
Editor: Bernard Delhez (submitted 2001-10-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 160 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes realization; transposed to E Dorian.

General Information

Title: O quam tu pulchra es (solo) (another setting is for 3 vv.)
Composer: Alessandro Grandi

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo high
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Ghirlanda sacra, no. 7

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O quam tu pulchra es,
Amica mea, columba mea,
Formosa mea
Oculi tui columbarum
Capilli tui sicut greges caprarum
Et dentes tui sicut greges tonsarum.
Veni de Libano, veni coronaberis.
Surge propera, surge sponsa mea,
Surge dilecta mea, immaculata mea,
Surge, veni, quia amore langueo.

English.png English translation

O how beautiful you are,
My girlfriend, my dove,
My beautiful one,
Your eyes are those of doves
Your hair is like flocks of goats,
Your teeth are like rows of oars.
Come from Lebanon, come and you will be crowned.
Arise quickly, arise my bride
Arise my precious, my spotless one,
Arise, come, because I languish in love.