Ego dormio (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-03)  CPDL #70668:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2022-09-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 212 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2019-10-09)  CPDL #55570:       
• Alternative text underlay in bars 45/46:  
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Bc:   Score information: A4, 1 page, 57 kB   
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2019-10-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ego dormio
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Lyricist: Bible, Song of Songs 5,2create page

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1625 in Sacri affetti contesti da diversi eccelentissimi autori, no. 1
Description: From Francesco Sammaruco, Sacri affetti contesti da diversi eccelentissimi autori

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ego dormio et cor meum vigilat. Vox dilecti mei pulsantis:
Aperi mihi, soror mea, amica mea, columba mea, immaculata mea.

Original text and translations may be found at Ego dormio.

German.png German translation

Ich schlafe und mein Herz wacht. Die Stimme meines Geliebten, der Anklopft:
Öffne mir, meine Schwester, meine Freundin, meine Taube, meine Makellose.