Descendi in ortum meum (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-28)  CPDL #49885:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 609 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: New Josquin Edition, vol. 14, ed. Richard Sherr, 2002. Notation here is a tone higher than original. Translation, editorial accidentals and text underlay by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 18 Nov 2017

General Information

Title: "Descendi in ortum meum
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1513-25 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 6
Description: Song of Songs 6:10,12

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Descéndi in órtum méum,
ut vidérem póma convállium,
et inspícerem si floruíssent vínee,
et germinássent mála púnica.
Revértere, revértere,
ut intueámur te.

English.png English translation

I went down to my garden
to look at the fruits of the valleys
and to see if the vines were blossoming
and the pomegranates were sprouting.
Turn back, turn back,
that I may gaze upon you.

Spanish.png Spanish translation

(Ct. 6, 10,12)
Descendí a mi huerto
para ver los frutos de los valles
y observar si han florecido las viñas
y han germinado los granados.
Vuélvete, vuélvete,
para que te miremos.
Translation by Alejandro Borrego Pérez