Circumdederunt me viri mendaces (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2022-12-05)  CPDL #71796:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2022-12-05).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Published by Susato, Antwerp, 1553.

General Information

Title: Circumdederunt me viri mendaces
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quatuor vocum, liber 2 (Susato, Antwerp), no. 3
    2nd published: 1555 in Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus quartus (Berg & Neuber, Nuremberg), no. 13
    3rd published: 1559 in Liber tertius cantionum sacrarum quatuor vocum (Phalèse, Louvain), no. 13
Description: The third voice down carries a cantus firmus with the same text.

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Original text and translations

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Circumdederunt me viri mendaces sine causa
flagellis ceciderunt me.
Sed tu Domine defensor vindica me.