Fama malum (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-18)  CPDL #58049:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-04-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from score at IMSLP. Original key (chiavi naturali), note values halved (as in IMSLP source).

General Information

Title: Fama malum
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Lyricist: Virgil

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1513–1525 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 9
    Manuscript c.1540 in the Tschudi Liederbuch, no. 113
First published: 1956 in Das Chorwerk, no. 54.1

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Fama malum qua non aliud velocius ullum,
mobilitate viget, viresque adquirit eundo,
parva metu primo, mox sese attollit in auras
ingrediturque solo et caput inter nubila condit.
Vergilius: Aeneis, IV, 174-177

English.png English translation

Rumour, of all evils the swiftest
speed lends her strength, and she wins vigour as she goes,
small at first through fear, soon she mounts up to heaven
and walks the ground with head hidden in the clouds.