Quam pulchra es (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-12)  CPDL #50830:       
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2018-08-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2009-05-22)  CPDL #19515:  Network.png
Editor: Alessandro Simonetto (submitted 2009-05-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Edition notes: Look for the PDF file under the section "Renaissance > [SACRED MUSIC]".

General Information

Title: Quam pulchra es
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582 in Sacræ cantiunculæ liber primus, no. 6

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quam pulchra es et quam decora
Quam pulchra es amica mea
columba mea, formosa mea,
veni, dilecta mea
vox enim Tua dulcis
et facies decora nimis.