Venia in morte Josquini, cantores suavissimi (Benedictus Ducis)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-24)  CPDL #32769:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2014-08-24).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 191 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information


This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below.

Title: Nenia in morte Josquini, cantores suavissimi
Composer: Benedictus Ducis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularLament

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Attributions to 'Benedictus' have been tricky: New Grove lists this work in the Benedictus Appenzeller article.

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Original text and translations

Settings of another lament for Josquin des Prez may be found at Musae Iovis.

Latin.png Latin text

Musae Jovis ter maximi,
Proles canora,plangite.
Ramos cypressus comprimat;
Judocus ille occidit,
Templis et decus vestris.

Severa mors, et improba,
Quae templa dulcibus sonis
Privas et aulas principis,
Nos quoque dico vulnere.
Josquini morte feris.