Veni sponsa Christi (Jean Richafort)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-30)  CPDL #49906:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-05-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 436 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Johannes Richafort: Opera omnia, vol. 2, ed. Harry Elzinga, AIM 1999. Notation here is a tone lower than original with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and editorial accidentals by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 10 Oct 2017

General Information

Title: Veni sponsa Christi
Composer: Jean Richafort

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1540 in Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones (Salminger), no. 11
  2nd published: 1543 in Mutetarum divinitatis liber primus (Castiglione), no. 4

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Véni, spónsa Chrísti,
áccipe corónam
quam tíbi Dóminus
praeparávit in aetérnum.

English.png English translation

Come, bride of Christ,
receive the crown
which, for you, the Lord
prepared for eternity.