Ferdinande tuo congestos nomine cantus (Alexander Utendal)

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Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2024-07-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1571 print. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Ferdinande tuo congestos nomine cantus
Composer: Alexander Utendal
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1571 in Sacrarum cantionum … quinque vocibus … liber primus, no. 1
Description: A two-part motet in honour of Utendal's patron, Archduke Ferdinand. The tenor sings a four note motif - originally D, E, F, D (a soggetto cavato on the word Ferdinande) - on different grades of the scale and in different length. Both parts of the motet consist of 42 breves. When this motet was published, Archduke Ferdinand (born in 1529) was 42 years old.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ferdinande tuo congestos nomine cantus,
  atque pios hilari suscipe fronte modos,
munera quippe sacris haec sunt excerpta viretis,
  et quae Thespiadum fonte rigata fluunt.

Si tamen haec nequeant princeps habuisse patronum,
  auxilio videas deficiente mori,
ergo tua virtute meum defende laborem,
  et fac ingenio posse placere tuo.