Commissa mea (Filipe de Magalhães)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-22)  CPDL #35871:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-06-22).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 551 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Portugaliae musica, volume 27, edited by Luis Pereira Leal, Celest Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 1976. Notation here is a tone higher than the original with time values halved. Translation, musica ficta, text underlay and minor error correction by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 8/29/99

General Information

Title: Commissa mea
Composer: Filipe de Magalhães

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Commíssa méa pavésco,
et ánte te erubésco.
Dum véneris judicáre,
nóli me condemnáre.

English.png English translation

I begin to fear my transgressions,
and I blush before thee.
When thou shalt come to judge,
do not condemn me.