Quemadmodum desiderat cervus (Francesco Foggia)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-08)  CPDL #47251:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-08).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of the edition on IMSLP, with minor corrections to the underlay.

General Information

Title: Quemadmodum desiderat cervus
Composer: Francesco Foggia

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published:
Description: First part of text is based on Psalm 41:2-3 (Vulgate).

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Quemadmodum desiderat cervus ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.
Sitivit anima mea ad Deum vivum; quando veniam et apparebo ante faciem tuam?
Tu dulcedo, tu spes, tu vita beata,
Voluptas amata tu lumen et pax amantibus es.

English.png English translation

As the deer pants for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for the living God; When will I come and appear before your face?
You are sweetness, you are hope, you make life blessed,
You are the beloved light of pleasure and lover of peace.

Translation by James Gibb